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Union Theological Seminary, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a racially diverse, broadly representative faculty, staff, and student body that is sensitive to cross cultural issues. 

The Union Theological Seminary community is diverse not only in race, age, gender, and sexuality, but also in geography, background, perspective, denomination, and even faith traditions. Union is set in the urban environment of New York City, which is a microcosm of the world, a place where the local and the global intersect. The seminary enjoys cooperative relations with other academic, cultural and church institutions in the Morningside Heights/Harlem neighborhood, as well as in the greater New York area and elsewhere.

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

Founded in 1836, Union Theological Seminary is an independent, multi-denominational seminary in the City of New York. Union’s mission is at once progressive and faith-based: to educate leaders for ministry in churches and society, to extend the work of social justice, and to enrich the academy through teaching and research.

Education at Union is rooted in a critical understanding of the breadth of Christian traditions and is significantly and increasingly instructed by the pluralistic, interfaith reality of the globalized world. Union has nurtured many of the most significant theological voices addressing the most profoundly challenging issues of our contemporary experience: civil rights, women’s equality, ecological justice, and the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in our churches and in our public life.

Now embarking on its 176th year, Union is launching a bold new strategic plan accompanied by a comprehensive campaign to grow Union’s national and global influence as a ground-breaking educational institution forming religious and community leaders to engage the new realities of a diverse, interconnected, and increasingly urban world. As Union moves into this new era, building a world-class, social-justice inspired team is crucial.

 

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Senior Vice President for Innovation in Public Programs
1/27/2015

Job Summary
The Senior Vice President for Innovation in Public Programs is responsible for the development and operation of the seminary's public education programs, with the objective of increasing public involvement with Union Theological Seminary (UTS). This includes developing public seminars, NGO collaborations for public and social policy advocacy, customized trainings and education programs for variety of leaders ranging from non-profit management to business executives, activists, church leaders, and public officials. This role requires thorough oversight and administration of the Union Forum and its constituent institutes, centers, and initiatives.

The Senior Vice President for Innovation in Public Programs is engaged in programming that is both campus-based and online. The Senior Vice President will also coordinate continuing education program with the appropriate staff in the academic office. This position reports to the President and Executive Vice President, and works closely with the Offices of Public Affairs and Academic Affairs.

Essential Duties
• Coordinate the planning, development, implementation and support of the seminary's Public Education Office

• Develop a strategic plan for continuing education at Union in conjunction with the Academic Office•       Assess needs and develop customized training and public seminars in collaboration with senior staff and with NGO’s, non-profits, think tanks, policy and advocacy groups

• Prepares and implements a comprehensive marketing plan for public education

• Oversees program design, development and implementation of continuing education, seminars and programs as well as institutes and centers at UTS, including creating a set of protocols for phasing in new programs and phasing out existing programs

• Manage planning, scheduling, budgeting and operational efficiency of the Office of Public Education;•       Recruit, supervise and evaluate staff and volunteers

• Ensures compliance with oversight agencies

• Collaborate with staff, faculty, trustees, alumni, students, peers and others to identify on-going opportunities for public programs

Minimum Education, Skills and Abilities
• Masters degree with three years experience in educational administration and program management required.

• Full time teaching experience with adult learners preferred but not required.

• Masters of Divinity preferable but not required.

• Experience in developing public programming that involves diverse faith and religious communities

• Knowledge and skill in the use of integrated software systems and other relevant applications

• Superb oral and written communication skill and entrepreneurial spirit.

Search for Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching
10/9/2014

PREACHING SEARCH

Union Theological Seminary seeks applicants for an open rank appointment for the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching (3-5 year term appointment with possibility of renewal or movement to tenure-track). The position is geared toward innovative biblically rooted preaching and communication in a variety of social and cultural contexts. The position provides opportunities for teaching a range of required and elective courses in the M.Div. and M.A. curriculum as well as doctoral level courses and advisement of students.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have proven ability in the practice and teaching of preaching in diverse traditions and contexts. The candidate must be able to cultivate students who can speak in a public voice to a variety of social and theological issues. A doctoral degree in homiletics or a related field is desirable. 

The candidate must

1. Possess knowledge of the homiletics literature across a wide range of traditions and cultures. 
2. Teach the required introductory team-taught course in worship and preaching in collaboration with the Bible field.
3. Demonstrate an awareness of race, class, gender and sexuality as realities that shape preaching and listening. 
4. Demonstrate willingness to work closely with colleagues across fields, particularly those in the Biblical field, the Professor of Worship and Director of the Chapel.
5. Possess a familiarity with performance, ritual and cultural studies and know how to bring these fields to bear on the work of preaching.
6. Possess a familiarity with new media and social media.
7. Possess an awareness of the needs of the urban church in a global city.

Union Theological Seminary, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a racially diverse, broadly representative faculty that is sensitive to cross cultural issues.

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Mary C. Boys, Dean of Academic Affairs c/o Alma L. Matos, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway, New York, New York 10027. Materials can also be submitted electronically to amatos@uts.columbia.edu

Professor of Psychology and Religion
10/9/2014

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

Professor of Psychology and Religion

Union Theological Seminary seeks applicants for a tenured position in Psychology and Religion at the rank of professor. The position provides opportunities for teaching a range of required and elective courses in the M.Div. and M.A. curriculum, as well as doctoral level courses and advisement of students. 

Requirements

1.   A Ph.D. degree in Psychology/Pastoral Care and Counseling/Psychiatry and Religion with demonstrated competence and teaching experience in psychology, culture, and pastoral theology. A specialized focus and expertise in clinical training, including CPE, is key to this position.

2.   A demonstrated competence for excellence in teaching, significant scholarly research, and publication. The candidate must also be engaged in teaching and research that is interdisciplinary and attentive to gender, race, sexuality, class, and global issues. Competence in the area of spirituality and spiritual formation is a desideratum. 

3.   A demonstrated competence in mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.  

4.   Willingness to participate collaboratively and creatively with colleagues across disciplines to support the Seminary’s commitment to ministerial formation and scholarly excellence, as well as an interest in new technologies for teaching and learning. 

5.   Support of the Seminary’s commitment to inclusiveness, social-­‐ecological justice, and interreligious collaboration  

Union Theological Seminary, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a racially diverse, broadly representative faculty that is sensitive to cross-­cultural issues.   

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  

Dr. Mary C. Boys 
c/o Alma Matos (amatos@uts.columbia.edu)
Dean of Academic Affairs
Union Theological Seminary 
3041 Broadway 
New York, New York 10027 

To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted by November 15, 2014.  Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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