Coleman M. Mockler Professor of Christian Ethics

Institution Name: 
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Start Date: 
Fall 2021 (Open until filled)

Gordon-Conwell is a Protestant, evangelical, inter-denominational graduate school, unique with its broad array of nearly 2000 students and 200 faculty and staff from 98 denominations and 55 countries. Our four campuses include a residential model of education at South Hamilton, MA (our main campus); an urban context offering classes in five languages in downtown Boston, MA; adult educational models in our Charlotte, NC and Jacksonville, FL campuses, and cohort models involving students from around the world.

Our mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries. While being historically orthodox and evangelical, we seek to address the issues of our times with both relevance to the culture and faithfulness to Christ and God’s truthful Word.

Position Summary
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary announces an endowed chair faculty position (associate professor or professor) in the area of Christian ethics beginning in the fall of 2021. We are seeking an established scholar at the Associate or Professor level to fill an endowed chair in Christian Ethics. Responsibilities include teaching four or five courses a year (three credits each), serving on committees, directing independent studies and theses, and participating in the life of the seminary with activities like advising, mentoring, and attendance at all required meetings. Courses to be taught will include Intro to Christian Ethics and specialized courses, preferably in social ethics. Consideration will also be given to candidates with expertise in other areas of ethics.

The candidate should be someone whose passion is to train men and women for ministry leadership in a wide range of contexts around the world. The candidate for this position should have a demonstrated capacity for academic scholarship, exemplary classroom instruction, deep commitment to the local church, and genuine personal integrity. Above all, the candidate should exhibit love of God and an embrace of the Gospel.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be at the campus in South Hamilton, MA, but will also include teaching online and at our other campuses.

The position is a continuing-status track (our term for tenure) appointment.

Academic Experience
The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field related to ethics. Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected. Experience in seminary and church communities is very important.

Personal Profile
The person seeking this position should be a person of Christian character and at home in the evangelical ethos of Gordon-Conwell. The person should be manifestly collegial in his or her relationships, demonstrating an ability to work well with colleagues who represent various ecclesial traditions. The person should be committed to academic excellence, the spiritual nurturing of students, and the life of the church. Persons of color, women, international scholars, and individuals with bilingual abilities are encouraged to apply.

Theological Commitments
Faculty members must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and Commentary, Community Life Statement and must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith.

Salary and Benefits:
Benefits include a portion of medical coverage, retirement plan with TIAA, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Opportunities for stipends also regularly are available through opportunities to teach overload courses and mentor students in our “Preparing Future Professors” program. For faculty with dependents who would like to attend college, we have generous arrangement with nearby Gordon College for reduced tuition.

Application Process
Please include these documents in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats:

• A cover letter addressed to Dr. Jeffrey Arthurs, Interim Dean of the Hamilton Charlotte campus, explaining your interest in the position.
• A formal CV that includes the names and contact information of at least three references.

No hard copy materials, please. Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search
committee’s initiative. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact Name: 
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Human Resources
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Address Line 1: 
130 Essex St
City State Zip/Postal Code: 
South Hamilton, MA 01982