Director of the Theology and Practice Program

Director of the Theology and Practice Program
Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is seeking nominations or applications of senior scholars for appointment to direct the Theology and Practice Program in the Graduate Department of Religion. The Program in Theology and Practice seeks to form a generation of professors who are outstanding teachers of people preparing for ministry and groundbreaking scholars in practical theology. The program brings select graduate students together with scholars from many disciplines and ministers of many kinds for critical, theological reflection on the lived religion of people and institutions.

We welcome applications from a broad range of candidates with manifest expertise in an area of theological research. The field of specialization is open.

The director of the program reports to the Dean of the Divinity School and works closely with the program steering committee of the faculty. As a faculty member s/he will teach students seeking a Master of Divinity or a Master of Theological Studies degree in the Divinity School as well as those preparing for the PhD in the Graduate Department of Religion. Responsibilities include research, advising, curriculum development, and a commitment to public scholarship/leadership.

Review of dossiers will begin March 10, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Send nominations or letters of application to Ms. Karen Eardley, Dean’s Office, 113 Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, 411 21st Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37240. Electronic applications should be posted to [email protected] . A complete dossier will include a CV, a letter of interest, and the names (email and mailing addresses) of three references who have agreed to support the application.

We invite potential applicants to visit our websites at and at Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women, minorities and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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