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Director of United Methodist Studies and Student Recruitment

Salisbury, North Carolina (NC) 28144

Director of United Methodist Studies and Student Recruitment

Hood Theological Seminary (HTS) invites applications for a Director of United Methodist Studies and Student Recruitment, a full-time position that comes with full-time, tenure-track faculty status. Teaching responsibilities include offering one of the following United Methodist Basic Graduate Theological Studies courses ¾ United Methodist history, United Methodist polity, Methodist doctrine, Evangelism, or Mission of the church in the world ¾ each semester on both of the Seminary’s two course tracks. (On Track I each course meets Tues., Wed., or Thurs. and on Track II Fri. or Sat.). Administrative responsibilities include United Methodist student recruitment and advisement, establishing and maintaining collaborative connections with regional United Methodist Annual Conferences, and ensuring that the Seminary’s curriculum continues to prepare United Methodist students effectively for ordained Christian ministry. Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. or Th.D. in United Methodist history, doctrine, or related field (e.g., systematic theology, church history, or historical theology); potential for excellence in classroom instruction; willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and staff colleagues; membership in the United Methodist Church; and commitment to the Seminary’s institutional mission.

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Rev. Kay Hines at khines@hoodseminary.edu. Review of completed applications will begin April 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Hood Theological Seminary, founded in 1879, is sponsored by the A.M.E. Zion Church and has a diverse faculty and student body. In 2013 the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada reaffirmed HTS's accreditation for ten years. In 2014 the University Senate of the United Methodist Church reaffirmed HTS’s place on its list of approved seminaries. Located in historic Salisbury, NC, the HTS campus is approximately 1 hour from Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem.

Hood Theological Seminary / 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive / Salisbury, NC 28144
www.hoodseminary.edu / 704-636-7611