Director of the DMin in Public Ministry

Chicago Theological Seminary | Chicago, IL
Date posted: November 21, 2022
Director of the DMin in Public Ministry
Deadline: January 15, 2023

Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) invites applications for a full-time Director of the DMin in Public Ministry degree program. A tenure-track assistant professorship will also accompany the directorship. While the teaching load of the successful candidate will be regularly negotiated with the Academic Dean, the Director will receive a course release based on a 4-5-4 teaching cycle. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2023.

CTS will begin offering an online Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in Fall 2023. The DMin degree is a three-year, thirty-credit advanced program focusing on public ministry. CTS’s progressive mission and commitments will provide the philosophical and pedagogical framework for the program. Thus, candidates should demonstrate their enthusiastic embrace of the seminary’s mission and commitments. The DMin curriculum will equip leaders for serious engagement with significant public issues from the perspective of diverse religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions.

The Director of the DMin program will support students in research in ministry—with specialization in cognate disciplines that support the public engagement of religion (e.g., congregational studies, religious education, ethnography). The candidate will also be expected to teach in the core curriculum.

A PhD or equivalent is strongly preferred. Candidates holding the DMin with extensive teaching experience may also be considered. In particular, demonstrated competency in online teaching and learning is required. Candidates should also be ready to contribute to at least one of CTS’s historic areas of curricular strength, including Interreligious Engagement, the Study of Black Faith and Life, LGBTQ Religious Studies, and Chaplaincy Studies. Candidates are also expected to teach in CTS’s other degree programs (MA, MDiv, STM, DMin), and if the candidate holds a PhD, the candidate will also be expected to teach in the Ph.D program. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated scholarly trajectory and be committed to developing a professional profile that includes publication.

Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, and the names and complete contact information for three persons who can provide letters of recommendation, along with their application. Please submit all information using the following link: .

For fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2023. Preliminary interviews will begin February 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Our goal is to have a candidate selected by May 1, 2023. A seminary of the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.

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