Assistant Teaching Professor for Latinx Ministry
Drew University Theological School is seeking applications for a renewable contract teaching position in any aspect of Theological Studies, with focus and experience in Latin American/Latinx communities and ministries, beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Appointment will be as Assistant Teaching Professor in a subject area appropriate to the candidate’s field.The teaching load for this position is equivalent to five courses distributed over the academic year.
We seek an engaging scholar-teacher with a demonstrated ability and commitment to mentoring masters-level students pursuing ministerial vocations in congregations, social advocacy, and chaplaincy settings.
Required Education and Experience:
● A successful candidate will have experience in working with diverse student populations as well as disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching.
● A successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience with Latin American and/or Latinx religious communities in the United States.
● Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or ThD in hand. Applicants with DMin degrees who have significant ministerial and teaching experience will also be considered.
To apply, submit the following materials:
● Application Letter that explains how your experience and/or religious affiliation would inform your work at Drew Theological School, an ecumenically-minded and social-justice oriented United Methodist seminary rooted in the broad Wesleyan/Methodist tradition
● Sample Syllabus and/or statement of teaching philosophy
● Contact information for 3 professional references
The search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received by July 1, 2021 will receive priority review.
About Drew University:
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew is also home to the Religion and Global Health Forum and a Medical and Health Humanities Program.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.