Position: Professor of Worship and Preaching

Open rank, full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment, beginning July 1, 2020

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applications for a position in liturgical studies to begin July 1, 2020. The desired candidate will teach courses at the MA, MDiv, DMin and PhD levels; direct MTS and DMin theses/projects and PhD dissertations; serve as a member of faculty committees; participate in the worship life and other public activities of the seminary; and will be required to make a constructive contribution to the institutional and communal life of the seminary. Qualified applicants should hold an earned PhD or equivalent, have experience in teaching worship and preaching at the seminary/graduate level, preferably in a diverse cultural environment, and demonstrated ability to guide student inquiry and research. Applicants should have a record of research and peer-reviewed publication, and regularly participate in and contribute to the work of appropriate professional organizations. Knowledge of and experience with worship in varied cultural and religious backgrounds are also essential for this position. The desired candidate will bring a commitment to the mission and ministry of the Church and concurrence with the seminary’s articulation of its identity and vision. Denominational affiliation is open (although Protestantism is anticipated and preference will be given to non-United Methodists) and ordination to Word and Sacrament preferred. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Process:

Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (all documents in English, as .docx or .pdf files), electronically to the Office of Academic Affairs at [email protected]. Materials may also be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. The application deadline is November 30, 2019.


Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (www.garrett.edu) is a graduate school of theology related to the United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 400 students from many denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 alumni serve churches and society around the world.