Associate Dean of Black Church Studies and Advanced Learning
The Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is conducting a search for an Associate Dean of Black Church Studies and Advanced Learning. A theological school of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that is informed by the Reformed tradition, Louisville Seminary is committed to the ecumenical church and to being a multicultural and anti-racist community of theological scholarship and learning. We are seeking a colleague who shares this commitment and who can lead us as we maximize the synergy among our Black Church Studies, Doctor of Ministry, and Life Long Learning programs.
The Associate Dean will help the faculty reimagine the shape and pedagogy of the Black Church Studies, Doctor of Ministry, and Life Long Learning programs, and have opportunity to teach in areas of strength. The Black Church Studies program prepares women and men to provide leadership in African American churches by teaching students to honor the history and African American thought traditions through critical theological inquiry and exploration of new and emerging paths. The Doctor of Ministry program is committed to nurturing the spiritual and intellectual growth of those persons who have accepted the challenging call to vocational commitment either in the church or in fields closely related to the mission and witness of the church. It includes tracks in Advanced Practice of Ministry, Pastoral Care and Counseling, and Black Church Studies. The Life Long Learning program offers a series of annual lectures to stimulate pastoral thought and work on issues relevant to Christian life such as evangelism, peace and justice, church growth and multicultural ministry.
Candidates must have earned the PhD or DMin degree in a pertinent field, be an excellent teacher, have demonstrated superior gifts and skills as an administrator and strategic thinker; and possess ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and others of diverse backgrounds. Deep familiarity with African American Christianity and commitment to congregational life are essential. Louisville Seminary is committed to building and sustaining a community of diverse people, who embody differences such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, sexual orientation and denominational affiliation. We follow EEO guidelines and Affirmative Action procedures and particularly encourage candidates of color to apply.
Louisville Seminary offers a full range of benefits including a generous vacation package, 403b pension benefit, and health insurance. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Louisville Seminary follows EEO guidelines and affirmative action procedures. An application will include: your curriculum vitae or resume, a list of at least three references with their email addresses, and a letter of application expressing interest in and/or leadership gifts for the position that joins Black Church Studies and Advanced Learning.
Please direct inquiries to:
Dr. Debra J. Mumford
c/o Ms. Jean Newman
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, KY 40205