Director of Contextual Education

Sewanee, TN
Type: Clergy
Posted Jan 19, 2021
Job Title
Director of Contextual Education
Name of church or organization
The School of Theology, University of the South
Sewanee, TN
Job Description
The School of Theology seeks a Director of Contextual Education, with responsibilities for oversight of the field education and cross-cultural education programs. This is an administrative appointment that includes teaching and other faculty responsibilities.

The Director recruits, develops, and trains field education mentors; assists students in matching with a field education site—developing learning goals and reflecting on their experiences; and implements the requirement of a cross-cultural component in each student’s work towards their degree. The Director facilitates colloquies for students in field sites. The Director teaches in and coordinates the required three-course sequence in congregational studies, parish leadership, and community and organizational leadership.

Minimum qualifications include ordination in The Episcopal Church and extensive experience in parish ministry; a Ph.D./Th.D. or D.Min. in theological or pastoral studies is highly desirable.  The Director must have a passion for the mission of the Church and a proven ability to teach and mentor adults. The Director must be current in the fields of pastoral theology, pastoral care, evangelism, community organizing, congregational development, and cultural analysis, and be familiar with related social sciences. Applicants with qualifications and/or experience in church planting, Hispanic/Latino ministry, or bi-vocational ministry would be especially welcome. Depending on qualifications, the Director will be eligible to teach elective courses and supervise projects and theses in the Advanced Degrees Program. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications.

The position begins July 1, 2021. For full consideration, applications should be made by Feb. 15, 2021, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The University of the South, an institution of The Episcopal Church, comprises a selective liberal arts college in addition to its School of Theology. The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The University has been engaged since 2015 in an extensive examination of its historical entanglements with slavery and slavery’s legacies, with plans to develop a comprehensive truth and reconciliation program.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Applicants should provide a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, university and/or seminary transcripts, and the names of three references.

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