Professor and Director of Latino/Hispanic Studies

Seminary of the Southwest invites applications for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Latinx Studies who will also serve as Professor and Director of Latino/Hispanic Studies with oversight over curriculum, programming, and budget. We are seeking candidates with scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas of sub-specialization: immigration, race, and religion; theology; LGBTQ studies; biblical studies; feminist studies; spirituality; liturgics or homiletics; and historical or cultural studies.

The position start date is summer of 2019. A seminary of The Episcopal Church, Seminary of the Southwest prepares leaders for lay and ordained service for the church and the world. In addition to priestly formation and general academic study, the seminary offers programs in professional counseling, chaplaincy, and spiritual formation.

This program at Seminary of the Southwest serves both Latino and non-Latino students and includes a Master of Divinity (MDiv) concentration, a counseling concentration, and a proposed Master of Arts (MAR) concentration; multicultural education across degrees including an annual trip to the Texas-Mexico border required for all students; bilingual/bicultural church services/liturgies; community events and educational opportunities on campus; and periodic conferences.

The professor/director will teach 2 courses per year, oversee Latino/Hispanic studies programming, curriculum, and budget; collaborate with the Latino/Hispanic counseling concentration program in the clinical mental health counseling degree; and work to grow our programs and strengthen our relationships with surrounding Latino communities. The professor/director will also be invited to envision and implement new initiatives.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to vocational formation and theological openness in a spirit of critical inquiry. The candidate will display teaching ability, relevant research interests, and administrative skills, while being collaborative, creative, and flexible. The seminary values a collegial working style and encourages interdisciplinary conversation and team teaching. The professor/director will fully participate in the academic and communal life of the seminary, including mentoring of students, committee responsibilities, and liturgical participation as appropriate.

Preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree in hand (PhD or DMin), but those with a doctoral degree in progress will also be considered.  Both ordained and non-ordained persons are encouraged to apply. Membership in the Episcopal Church is not a requirement, but familiarity with our sacramental traditions is desirable.

Seminary of the Southwest is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Women and members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should include a cover letter responding to this position description, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a 500-word essay outlining a leadership vision for our Latino Studies program. Please email applications to Laurel Schlueder at Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.