Emmanuel College Invites Applicants for a Position in Preaching

Emmanuel College invites applications for a position in Preaching. This is an open-rank search with appointment to a tenured or tenure-stream position, as appropriate. The successful candidate will hold a PhD or ThD in a field related to preaching. Expertise and/or interest in one or more of the following teaching areas is desirable: religious education, interreligious dialogue, liturgical arts, spirituality, interpretation of sacred texts, rhetorical studies. Demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research is essential.

Emmanuel is a college of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, a member institution of the Toronto School of Theology and a theological school of the United Church of Canada that provides educational programs (all offered conjointly with the University of Toronto) designed for Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and others preparing for a variety of vocations. Official duties related to all faculty positions are spelled out in section 3 of the Memorandum of Agreement.

Emmanuel College is committed to equity in access to employment and a diverse and inclusive workplace. The College encourages applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified applicants are invited to apply; however, priority will be given to qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents.?

Teaching for this appointment will

? cultivate excellence in the art of preaching
? show fluency in adapting theories of religious discourse to teaching and preaching
? demonstrate sensitivity to a variety of religious perspectives
? display theological sensibilities, including engaging the United Church ethos
? offer approaches and methodologies for understanding faith-based practices
? respect the dynamic and formative interaction of religious practice and reflection
? correlate with the other religious disciplines and perspectives in constructive conversation
? take account of religious diversity as well as interreligious and Christian ecumenical contexts
? support the college’s relationship with the United Church
? contribute to the overall formation of students as religious leaders in diverse contexts
? engage the socio-political, economic and cultural aspects of religious identity

I. Job expectations and responsibilities

A. Teaching at Emmanuel College and the Toronto School of Theology by:
1. teaching four semester-courses per academic year, including:
? Courses that support the College’s professional master’s programs
? teaching, supervising and giving research direction to Toronto School of Theology graduate students (MA, ThM, PhD, DMin)
2. being available, through office hours or by appointment, to students for consultation

B. Engaging in research, scholarship and professional activity by:
1. researching, writing and publication in areas related to preaching?
2. participating in appropriate scholarly and professional associations
3. preaching in chapel on occasion

C. Participating in administrative activities by:
1. taking an active part in regular and occasional faculty meetings
2. serving as a member of appropriate committees within Emmanuel College, Victoria University, Toronto School of Theology, and the University of Toronto
3. acting as an advisor for assigned students at Emmanuel College
4. participating in the community life of Emmanuel College

The Qualifications and Qualities listed below are held to be of equal importance in performing the “Job Expectations and Responsibilities” listed above.

II. Qualifications

1. PhD or ThD

2. Demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research in the area of preaching

3. Demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching

III. Qualities

A. Educational stance

1. ability to articulate their own philosophy of education in an educational context engaged in the development of religious professional leaders and academic scholars
2. fluency in a variety of teaching methods
3. commitment to the life of the College and the process of considering religious and community issues in light of a general or specific concern for issues of social justice

B. Theological stance

1. ability to articulate theological positions in relation to preaching practices
2. respect for the diversity of religious perspectives
3. openness to cultural diversity, interreligious, intrareligious and ecumenical dialogue
4. participation in a community of faith

C. Relation to religious communities
1. commitment to help communities of faith understand and incorporate both tradition and emerging perspectives in preaching.
2. willingness to serve as a resource to a variety of religious communities

D. Collegiality

1. demonstrated collegial style
2. willingness to work in an interdisciplinary fashion within the College curriculum
3. willingness to collaborate with Emmanuel College and Toronto School of Theology colleagues in faculty work
4. ability to be in creative dialogue with faculty colleagues, students, and the wider community

IV. Appointment procedure, salary and rank

A. The appointment will be full time at Emmanuel College

B. The appointment must be approved by the Board of Regents of Victoria University, and the Appointments Committee of the Toronto School of Theology

V. Effective Date

Review of applications will begin 15 October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment is to commence on or after 1 July 2019. Please send a c.v. and letter of application (indicating qualifications and experience related to this position) and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent separately. Materials should be submitted electronically to Jo-Ann Graham at?w88Việt nam joann.graham@ w88Việt nam www.commandalkonconnect.com, attn.: Principal Michelle Voss Roberts.

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