28 Feb 2014

Church HistoryWe are in the midst of a faculty search at Memphis Theological Seminary for a professor in the area of church history. Rank is open, and the position is tenure-track. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please feel free to forward this information. Our search committee will begin reviewing applications in March.

The advertisement for the position reads as follows:

Memphis Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track position in Church History. Rank is open. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and elective courses in our M.A., M.Div, and D.Min programs. An ability to teach from a global perspective is welcomed. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in the field and a commitment to diversity, collegiality, and the life of the church. We invite applications from all qualified candidates, especially those from traditionally under-represented populations.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dean Stan Wood, Memphis Theological Seminary, 168 E Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104.


For a more detailed description regarding teaching responsibilities, institutional expectations, and participation in the community life of the seminary, click on this link.

2 Responses to Faculty Opening at Memphis Theological Seminary
  1. I am interested in the position to teach Church History. I am a Roman Catholic, a retired attorney, and have taught 2 theological Courses at Loyola University. The courses are “Religion and Law” and “Christology”. In Religion and Law, a course I developed, looked at major social-legal issues, the relevance of religion and religious values to those issues. It was a critical thinking course which took into account the various religions of the students and for those who professed no religion, an established secular ethical system of their choice. The second course, was an introductory course on the historical development of Christian theology, its fundamental teachings and the divergent views of Christian religions or churches. The difficult theological issues and great disputes were critically examined in an objective, probing, realistic manner. The student responses to both course were overwhelming positive, including from the non-Christian students.

    My youngest son, who has been stationed overseas since 1998 was transferred to Millington, TN and we have decided to move there to be close to him, his wife and one of our granddaughters. So I am looking to resume teaching theology at the University and Graduate levels.

    I will provide more information if you are interested in exploring the possibility of my teaching at the Memphis Theological Seminary.

    Thank you,
    Richard Caro

  2. Mr. Caro:
    You would need to direct your inquiry and/or application materials to the academic dean’s office at MTS, which is listed at the bottom of my post. I am on faculty here at the seminary, and my posting of our job opening was done for the sake of publicity. Just follow the instructions in the announcement itself if you are interested in applying.
    Best wishes,
    Andrew Thompson

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