Assistant/Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry

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Website Western Seminary

Hours: 40 hours/week (1.0 FTE)

Accountability: Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Dr. Josh Mathews

Proposed Start Date: August 1, 2021

Position Summary: Western Seminary is seeking a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry. The successful candidate will be a member of Western’s Center for Ministry and Leadership Studies (CMLS) and will be located at the Seminary’s Portland campus.

Responsibilities: The primary duties will be to teach Ministry and Leadership, Pastoral Theology, and other core, master’s level courses and electives. The individual will participate actively in the department (CMLS) and the Seminary community at large. This will include such responsibilities as mentoring students, engaging in research and scholarship, and serving on faculty committees.


Education: Completed MDiv and  appropriate doctoral degree (ABD candidates considered)

Experience: Demonstrated experience and skill in local church ministry and leadership, teaching both in the classroom and online, as well as evidence of scholarly contributions, student mentorship, and irenic collegial interaction

Character and Commitments: Mature and growing Christian faith, agreement with Western Seminary’s Faculty Teaching Position, and involvement in and commitment to the local church

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application: To be considered for this position please send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, completed faculty application, official doctoral transcript and two letters submitted by references to Kendra Huntington ([email protected]).

Further Information:

Dr. Josh Mathews, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty ([email protected])

Western Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Western Seminary does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability status. As a Christian educational institution and in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Western Seminary exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission, vision, and purpose. All employees are expected to affirm and adhere to both the World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith and the Seminary’s governing virtues.

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