Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care (Tenure-Track)

Union Presbyterian Seminary invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care (tenure-track), to serve primarily on our Richmond, Virginia campus. The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. in pastoral care, pastoral theology, or psychology of religion, is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship,and also has an interest in the constructive interpretation of Christian faith and life in conversation with other disciplines. The candidate should be competent in contemporary theories and practices of pastoral theology and counseling and would teach regularly in introductory and elective courses for Master’s level students. In addition, the candidate would be expected to offer electives in all degree programs and platforms and occasionally lead seminars appropriate for the Th.M. and D.Min. degrees. While the area of specialization is open, special consideration will be given to those whose expertise complements our existing faculty, who have professional training and experience, and who exhibit intercultural competencies.


Since Union’s formation in 1812, it has sustained the intention of its founders to provide education for Christian ministry that is scholarly, pastoral, and engaged with contemporary life. As a free-standing, denominational seminary, we value the active participation of our faculty in the worship and community life of our campus and their provision of resources for regional churches and communities. The successful candidate will give evidence of such engagements in their current context, and will be prepared and eager to engage the church through varied forms of service.


Union Presbyterian Seminary is a graduate educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an EO/AA employer committed to increasing the gender, racial-ethnic, and international and cultural diversity in its faculty and student body. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references, should be addressed to Ken McFayden, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227, [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019.