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Faculty Position: Theology, Ecology and Race

Methodist Theological School in Ohio is pleased to announce the search to fill a tenure-track position in Theology, Ecology and Race that will begin Jan. 1, 2017. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated competence in teaching, exhibiting the ability to integrate theology, ecology and issues of race. Participation in relevant professional organizations is also expected. Teaching in introductory and upper-level theology and ecology courses is required, some in hybrid-online format. Ph.D. or equivalent in theology with a specialized or secondary research area in ecology is required. Evidence of engagement in academic and practical work in race relations is strongly desired.

MTSO is a United Methodist seminary with an ecumenical mission committed to diversity and to preparing persons for a variety of ministries in the global church and society.


  1. Teach five classes total in the areas of Theology and Ecology per year. Upper-level courses will be expected on an annual basis.
  2. Share responsibility with other faculty members in the Theology Department and the Practical Theology Division for review and development of the program(s) within their jurisdiction.
  3. Share in the normal faculty responsibilities for student advising and committee appointments.
  4. Take the appropriate share of faculty responsibility for contributions to student life, recruitment, advancement and other areas of institutional life.
  5. Contribute to the intellectual and spiritual life of the faculty.
  6. Engage in an ongoing program of publication and professional development which enhances the teaching mission of MTSO and the disciplines of Theology, Ecology and Race.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Theology
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with use of classroom technology
  • Attention to diversity in the school community and across the curriculum
  • A commitment to engaging effectively with faculty, students, and staff.

Application Process and Deadline

All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Applications should include a letter of interest, three letters of reference, curriculum vitae and official transcripts. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2016, and continue until an appointment is made. Queries and applications should be directed to Lisa Withrow, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015 (lwithrow@mtso.edu or 740-362-3343).

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