Half-Time Teaching Position in Pastoral Theology and Leadership
Atlantic School of Theology (AST) announces a three-year half-time position in Pastoral Theology and Leadership with specific responsibilities in the areas of pastoral theology, leadership and ethics. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Faculty at AST are unionized and salary scales are included in our collective agreement.
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in practical theology or be near the completion of such a degree. In addition to academic qualifications the candidate should have applied experience and competence in the areas of congregational and community dynamics as well as leadership theory and professional ethics. The candidate will also have expertise in the use of new technologies associated with distributed learning.
It is expected that candidates will be in good standing with their own denomination. Candidates will have an appreciation of the challenges facing both the church and theological education. Candidates must be prepared to teach and participate in an ecumenical environment, with particular awareness of Roman Catholic, Anglican, and United Church communities. She or he will evidence capacity and promise as both a teacher and a researcher.
Given AST’s commitment to ecumenism and a need for denominational balance within the teaching ranks, preference will be given to candidates who are affiliated with the United Church of Canada.
Teaching responsibilities will fall primarily within the area of Ministry Studies. A successful candidate will be expected to teach within a variety of contexts, including online courses, hybrid courses, interdisciplinary seminars and the traditional classroom. Expertise is required within the board spectrum that falls under the banner of Pastoral Theology such as the theory and practice of leadership, pastoral psychology, and ethics. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the community life of one of the founding denominations and to engage other denominational traditions with respect and informed appreciation, as well as to participate in the wider life of the School. The successful applicant may participate in joint academic programming with Saint Mary’s University. [read full details]