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CURRENT OPENINGS

Admissions Counselor

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is seeking a full-time Admissions Counselor to join our admissions team to recruit prospective students by engaging in the best practices of inbound marketing and communications; execute a cycle-based recruitment campaign aimed at identifying, connecting, exploring, and advising prospects; travel to and staff United admissions events at undergraduate institutions and other recruitment venues; and support all admissions-related needs impacting United. The Admissions Counselor also represents United to the broader public at recruitment and sponsorship events. Qualifications include a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Ideal candidates will have three plus years of experience in admissions or recruiting. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in higher education and justice or service oriented settings; demonstrate passion for education and theological or progressive education in particular; are able to listen to people and match them with educational resources to meet their vocational goals; desire more progressive religious leaders in the world; and be able to establish goals and work to meet them. 

Click here to view the complete job description including a list of necessary qualifications to succeed in this position. 

To apply, email cover letter and resume to vpearson@unitedseminary.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates of color are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director for Interreligious Chaplaincy

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director for Interreligious Chaplaincy. Responsibilities include: teaching four courses per academic year at the graduate (seminary) level along with some administrative oversight (curriculum, quality control of program, and engagement with administrative staff around student recruitment and retention). Regular faculty expectations also include engaging in scholarly activity (research, conferences, publications), advising students (especially advising chaplaincy students toward vocational readiness for chaplaincy work), and serving on seminary committees.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. (in an area concerned with or related to chaplaincy, pastoral care) or equivalent–which may be defined as a D.Min. in chaplaincy and/or C.P.E Supervisory Clinical Pastoral Education. Ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience working as a chaplain in a hospital, military, or other professional chaplaincy context. PhD or equivalent must be completed within 1 year of start date. Scholarly competencies should include some combination of interreligious and intercultural awareness as pertinent to the chaplaincy vocation. Candidates of color and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference (should be submitted directly from references) to Ashley Hovell at ahovell@unitedseminary.edu . Review of applications will commence on October 12, 2020. Applicants wishing to be considered should submit all materials by October 31, 2020.

 

Assistant Professor of Methodist Studies

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant Professor of Methodist Studies and Director of the Methodist Center. Responsibilities include: teaching four courses per academic year at the graduate (seminary) level along with some administrative oversight (curriculum, entrepreneurial work and oversight of United’s Methodist Center, and engagement with administrative staff around student recruitment and retention). Regular faculty expectations also include engaging in scholarly activity (research, conferences, publications), advising students, and serving on seminary committees.

Qualifications include a Ph.D or Th.D. degree in UMC history or UMC doctrine, or a related field (e.g., systematic theology, church history, or historical theology).

Area of theological/historical specialization is open but the successful candidate will be qualified to teach UMC history, doctrine, and polity. Candidates of color and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference (should be submitted directly from references) to Ashley Hovell at ahovell@unitedseminary.edu . Review of applications will commence on Nov. 1, 2020. Applicants wishing to be considered should submit all materials by Nov.30, 2020.

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.


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.