Assistant / Associate Professor of American Church History

Institution Name: 
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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Start Date: 
July 1, 2020

Job Description: The Department of Church History and the History of Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) seeks to appoint a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in American Church History, beginning on July 1, 2020. In addition to teaching departmental courses in the Masters of Divinity, Masters of Church History, and PhD in Historical Theology programs, the successful candidate is expected to advise and mentor students, direct PhD dissertations, engage in research and publication, and provide service to the academic community. The standard teaching load is 9 credit hours per semester.

The successful candidate will have an earned PhD in American religious history before August 2020, have received basic theological education equivalent to the MDiv degree, and be a convinced evangelical Christian. A demonstrated record of outstanding teaching and a proven research agenda with publications is expected. Preference will be shown to candidates who have significant Christian ministry experience and a vision for serving God and his people through the scholarly ministry of church history. All faculty members at TEDS are expected to affirm without reservation the school’s Statement of Faith (see, Human Sexuality Statement, and Racial Reconciliation Statement.

Seminary: TEDS and Trinity College are schools within Trinity International University, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Founded in 1897, the university educates men and women to engage in God’s redemptive work by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning. At the heart of Trinity’s mission lies its four core values: Christ centered, community focused, church connected, and culturally engaged. Trinity’s purpose is to enable its graduates to think and live like Christians in the twenty-first century. Located in Deerfield, Illinois, the university campus is 25 miles north of Chicago and 5 miles west of the shores of Lake Michigan.

Application: To be assured of full consideration, please send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae by February 1 to Professor Scott Manetsch, chair of the Department of Church History ( Trinity International University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about TEDS and its programs at

Contact Name: 
Dr. Scott M. Manetsch, Chair in the Dpt. of Church History
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(847) 317-8033
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Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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2065 Half Day Road
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Deerfield, IL, 60015