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United is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. It is the seminary’s policy to make employment decisions in a manner that will further this principle and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Therefore, as required by applicable federal, state or local laws, the seminary’s decisions about recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits and all similar employment decisions will be made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other class status protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Seminary Chaplain (1/14/2022)

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is excited to announce that we are seeking a part-time Seminary Chaplain. The role of the Seminary Chaplain is one of service and support to the entire seminary community but primarily to the student body. This will involve coordinating worship with regularly scheduled chapel services led by students, faculty, staff, and occasionally special guests; providing liturgical leadership for ceremonial occasions; providing spiritual leadership and opportunities for spiritual formation that support our interreligious and diverse student body; providing pastoral care and short-term counseling and referral; and responding to community and student life needs. Applicants must possess a Master of Divinity degree and be ordained in good standing. Experience in leading worship in various contexts; training in counseling and spiritual guidance is highly desirable. Please see the complete job description and necessary qualifications. To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to vpearson@unitedseminary.edu and three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommenders to vpearson@unitedseminary.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Director of the Leadership Center for Social Justice (12/22/2021)

*The review of applications will begin Jan. 18, 2022.

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is excited to announce a new full-time open position: Director of the Leadership Center for Social Justice, an initiative funded by the Lilly Endowment under their Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative. The Director is responsible for the creation, implementation, and operation of The Leadership Center for Social Justice, ensuring that it fulfills its mission to educate and empower religious leaders to make lasting, effective change in their communities. This work will be done in close collaboration with United’s Program Director for Social Transformation, Dean of the Seminary, and other faculty members and will include both programmatic and administrative oversight. The Center Director will be responsible for the Center’s educational programming for an annual cohort of pastoral leaders that includes recruitment, curriculum development and implementation, and data collection; as well as community-based programming including continuing education opportunities. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to our knowledge of the relationship between social justice work and congregational vitality through both original research and the mentoring of pastoral leaders undertaking community work. Please see the complete job description and necessary qualifications.

United will begin reviewing applications on January 18 with a desired mid-February start date for the position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. or résumé to vpearson@unitedseminary.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommenders to vpearson@unitedseminary.edu.

Johnson-Fry Endowed Chair in World Religions and Intercultural Studies (Assistant/Associate Professor)

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities invites applications for a new endowed tenure-track position: Assistant/Associate Professor of World Religions and Intercultural Studies. Responsibilities include: teaching five courses per academic year at the graduate (seminary) level. Regular faculty expectations include engaging in scholarly activity (research, conferences, publications), advising students, and serving on seminary committees.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in religious studies (or other discipline focusing on the academic study of world religions) and with an adjacent or secondary expertise in intercultural studies. PhD or equivalent must be completed within one year of start date. Personal religious identity or affiliation of the instructor is open. Persons of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA community are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference (should be submitted directly from references) to ahovell@unitedseminary.edu. Review of applications will commence on October 15, 2021 and will be accepted until the position has been filled.


EXTERNAL JOB BOARD

United has a job board where churches and other organizations can post openings for ministry and related fields that might be of interest to United students, alumni, and friends. See the job board here to view the current opportunities or submit your position to be included on this page.