Assistant or Associate Professor of Practical Theology (Tenure–track or Tenured)


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Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary seeks an Assistant or Associate
Professor of Practical Theology (Tenure–track or Tenured) who can start August 1, 2024.

Qualifications –

Candidates must possess an earned research doctorate, such as a Ph.D., Th.D.,
Psy.D., or Ed.D., in an appropriate field of study no later than December 31, 2023. Candidates
must have an established (or proposed) research agenda. Prior classroom and ministry experience
will be valued highly. Preference will be given to those with an M.Div. Additionally, candidates
must be committed to the Baptist or baptistic tradition (i.e., those who affirm and practice
believer’s baptism and a believer’s church) with evidence of active involvement in church
life. This position requires residence within range of the Waco campus and cannot be performed

Responsibilities –

Candidates are expected to have an established (or proposed) research
agenda. Candidates should have the capacity to teach courses in the area of Practical Theology,
primarily in the areas of Youth, Student, and Family Ministry. The candidate may also be asked
to teach in the areas of Pastoral Care or Spiritual Formation. Applicants are encouraged to review
Truett’s catalog and course descriptions (
Candidates will also be expected to serve the academic unit and the university through various
committee assignments. Service to the wider community is also appreciated.

About Baylor University:

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in
Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the
nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022.
Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of
Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff
a chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate,
guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women
for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian
commitment within a caring community.

About Truett Seminary:

Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary exists to
equip God-called people for gospel ministry in and alongside Christ’s Church by the power of
the Holy Spirit. Truett’s main campus is housed at Baylor University in Waco, and additional
campuses serve students in Houston and San Antonio. Truett supports and celebrates both
women and men for ordained ministry, has established a Black Church Studies program, and
offers various Masters degrees in Christian Ministry, Theological Studies, Sports Ministry, and
Contextual Witness alongside the traditional M.Div. degree. Joint degrees are available in
Business, Education, Law, Music, and Social Work. The seminary also offers the Doctor of
Ministry degree and a Ph.D. in Preaching. Truett aspires to be a leader in the training of
thoughtful, faithful Christian ministers for a twenty-first century church and world. Candidates
are encouraged to review Truett’s website for information about the seminary’s identity, vision,
and mission, the Wesley House of Studies program, and the seminary catalog:

Application Instructions:

Please submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, and a transcript of your highest earned degree through Interfolio. Candidates may subsequently be asked to provide a philosophy of teaching statement, written responses to specific questions, letters of reference, and additional transcripts. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning on October 1, 2023. Applications will be received until finalists are selected, but not later than
November 15, 2023.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to Dr. Andrew Arterbury, search committee chair (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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