School of Theology Position in Homiletics

Posting Details

Classification Information

Classification Title School of Theology Position in Homiletics
Division School of Theology
FLSA Status Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)
Work Schedule
If Other (provide months)
Full Time vs Part Time Full Time
Appointment Term
If Term, specify number of years 1 year with probable renewal for second year
Primary Function

The School of Theology invites applications for a full-time position in Homiletics to begin by August 1, 2018.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include teaching students at the master’s and doctoral levels the skills to be faithful biblical preachers in the Anglican tradition, especially within the liturgical context of the Book of Common Prayer (1979).

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)


The strongest candidate will hold a Ph.D., Th.D., or equivalent in homiletics or a relevant field; be ordained in the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or a denomination that practices preaching in a liturgical context. Applicants who are A.B.D. are also welcome to apply.


The candidate will also demonstrate skill in the interpretation of both biblical testaments and in teaching the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of sermons. The ability to teach in a secondary field, such as biblical studies or Christian education, is highly desirable.

Special Instructions

For fullest consideration, materials should be received by March 1, 2018. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and c.v., and provide the names and contact information for three references. Send letter of nomination or application to:

The Rev. Canon James F. Turrell, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Theology
University of the South
335 Tennessee Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-0001

Work Environment

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office, classroom, church, lecture hall, auditorium, laboratory, and/or other University facilities.

University Employment Information

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
Optional Documents