Associate to Full Professor, Clinical Track, William J. Abraham Endowed Chair in Wesleyan Studies



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George W. Truett Theological Seminary

Location: Waco, Texas
Deadline: Aug 01, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Position Description: The William J. Abraham Chair in Wesleyan Studies is a full-time position that may be held at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor in support of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary’s Wesley House of Studies. The position could possibly begin as early as August 1, 2022 or as late as August 1, 2023. The start date is negotiable.

Teaching, Research, and Service: The candidate must have the capacity to teach in the field of Wesleyan History and Theology in support of the seminary’s Wesley House of Studies. Some familiarity with William Abraham’s work will be highly valued. Candidates should be prepared to share their familiarity with the broad range of Wesleyan traditions, both in terms of denominational diversity and global scope.

About Truett Seminary: Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary exists to equip God-called people for gospel ministry in and alongside Christ’s Church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Truett’s main campus is housed at Baylor University in Waco, and additional campuses serve students in Houston and San Antonio. Truett supports and celebrates both women and men for ordained ministry, has established a Black Church Studies program, and offers various Masters degrees in Christian Ministry, Theological Studies, Sports Ministry, and Contextual Witness alongside the traditional M.Div. degree. Joint degrees are available in Business, Education, Law, Music, and Social Work. The seminary also offers the Doctor of Ministry degree and a Ph.D. in Preaching. Truett aspires to be a leader in the training of thoughtful, faithful Christian ministers for a twenty-first century church and world. Candidates are encouraged to review Truett’s website for information about the seminary’s identity, vision, and mission, the Wesley House of Studies program, and the seminary catalog:

L ocated in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of around 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Candidates must possess an earned research doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Th.D., in the appropriate field of study with preference for those also holding the M.Div. Significant ministry experience in addition to teaching and research experience is required for the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor.

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Please submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts through Interfolio. Candidates may subsequently be asked to provide three letters of reference, a philosophy of teaching statement, and written responses to specific questions. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, a completed application must be received by July 1, 2022. Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Dr. Angela Reed, search committee chair ([email protected]).

Interested candidates seeking a tenure-track or tenured position may apply for the position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. These candidates should apply through an alternate Interfolio posting. Only one application is necessary.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicants religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.