Applications are currently being accepted for the positions of
The Director of United Methodist Studies at CTS oversees the education and preparation of students affiliated with The United Methodist Church and works with the Dean and faculty of the seminary to develop programs, experiences, and resources that accord with the document: “A Wesleyan Vision for Theological Education and Leadership Formation in the 21st Century.”
The Director will coordinate programs beyond the regular curriculum that help build a strong United Methodist ethos on campus. Such programs might include recruitment events, worship and fellowship opportunities, visits to campus by United Methodist leaders, participation by students in regional and national UMC events, covenant groups, etc.
The Director will conduct an audit of United Methodist resources available in the Seminary library and elsewhere on campus and help in identifying new resources and books essential to UMC students and faculty on campus.
The Director will coordinate efforts and programming with UMC faculty, trustees, and adjunct faculty; the Director will work with faculty teaching United Methodist history, theology and polity to ensure that UMC students have ample opportunity to take basic required and elective courses during their Master of Divinity degree preparation. The Director will monitor student learning outcomes related to UM theology, history, and polity, to assure that UM students are prepared for ordination exams and UM ministry.
The Director will meet with each UM student each year, providing encouragement, support, and guidance regarding preparation for ministry within UM contexts. In addition, the Director will keep UM students informed regarding financial and other resources available through the denomination and its Annual Conferences. The Director will also forward important denominational information to UM students.
- Master of Divinity degree and/or ordination preferred
- Pastoral and/or seminary teaching experience are highly valued
- Active membership in a United Methodist congregation required
- A thorough knowledge of United Methodist history, theology, and polity
- Knowledge of current program and emphases within The United Methodist
- Church, both denominationally and within this North Central jurisdiction
- Organize and implement programs
- Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
- Ability to attend to detail and coordinate staff and volunteers
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference (one by a conference staff person) by January 24, 2020 to the Dean at email@example.com.
CTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and follows a practice of promoting equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, genetic or family medical history or any other protected class regarding considerations such as recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, and promotion.