Milton B. Engebretson Chair in Evangelism & Justice

Job description

North Park Theological Seminary invites applications and nominations for the Milton B. Engebretson Chair in Evangelism and Justice. This is a full-time, tenure track position in the ministry field. Rank dependent upon qualifications.


Responsibilities include:

  • Teach in the areas of evangelism and disciple-making, especially as they link the gospel to justice, race, and culture in the seminary’s Master of Divinity and Master of Arts programs including the School of Restorative Arts.
  • Direct and teach in the Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry Leadership program
  • Engage in research, writing, and speaking
  • Contribute to standard faculty responsibilities such as advising, assessment, and community life
  • Provide service to the North Park community (both seminary and university) and the Evangelical Covenant Church as is expected of all faculty


Preference given to candidates with the following:

  • Ph.D., Th.D., D.Min, or related doctorate required
  • Ordination, preferably in the Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Urban pastoral experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Commitment to scholarly research and writing
  • Proficiency in critical analyses of, and integration of hands-on ministry with, race and culture
  • Desire to form students for a broad range of ministries
  • Leadership qualities appropriate to directing D.Min. program
  • Willingness to teach in-person, online, in prison, and with doctoral students
  • Demonstrated commitment to ministries of justice and antiracism
  • Compatibility with the ethos of the Evangelical Covenant Church and committed to North Park University’s core values of Christian, city-centered, and intercultural

About North Park

North Park Theological Seminary (NPTS) is the denominational seminary of the Evangelical Covenant Church and is part of North Park University. Located for over 125 years on the land of the Miami and Potawatomi tribes in what is today Chicago’s northside, NPU is committed to serving diverse racial and ethnic populations and has recently been designated an Hispanic Serving Institution. It is committed to excellence in both ministerial and academic formation and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission. It is a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, a twelve-member consortium of schools from a variety of denominational backgrounds. North Park offers the following degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Arts in Christian Formation, Doctor of Ministry in Preaching, and Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry Leadership. North Park also offers dual degrees with North Park University, including theological degrees combined with the School of Business and Nonprofit Administration. Finally, NPTS offers a degree in restorative justice ministry serving over 70 students incarcerated at Stateville Correctional Center—an all-male prison outside of Chicago—and will soon launch in Logan Correctional Center, a women’s facility.

About Milton B. Engebretson: The late Dr. Milton B. Engebretson was the president of the Evangelical Covenant Church for nearly two decades. Dr. Engebretson was deeply committed to evangelism and oversaw a time of considerable growth in the denomination. The chair honors both his memory and his commitment to an educated clergy capable of carrying out the evangelistic task and advancement of justice for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

To Apply:

  1. Interested applicants may send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and either a sample of scholarly work or video of teaching or preaching to Dean of Faculty (below).
  2. Three recommenders may send a letter of reference directly to Dean of Faculty (below).

All materials should be sent to Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, Dean of Faculty, NPTS at [email protected]. For best consideration, send materials by March 1, 2021.

North Park Theological Seminary values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a racially and culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages the nomination and candidacies of persons who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color regardless of gender.




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Posted: 1/28/2021
Application Due: 3/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time