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Director of Contextual Education
Full-time Non-Tenure Instructor School of Theology & Ministry
Seattle University

The School of Theology and Ministry (STM) at Seattle University invites applications for the position of Director of Contextual Education, with the non-tenure-track rank of Instructor. This faculty 12 month appointment is on a two (or three) multi-year renewable term to commence September 1, 2014. The School of Theology and Ministry is acclaimed for its commitment to providing excellent and comprehensive placement in ministerial, leadership, and counseling contexts. The Director will continue relationship building and increase student opportunity. (

The Director will be responsible for administrative service in all aspects of the Contextual Education program, including student internships associated with Master degree programs in STM, and will work collaboratively with the faculty and with appropriate administrators, students and staff of the School, the University and local community. The successful candidate will also be responsible for teaching three courses, with opportunities in the areas of pastoral/practical theology, education, leadership, ministry formation, spirituality, counseling, pastoral care skills or Clinical Pastoral Education supervision.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successful leadership as a program administrator; a strong background in experiential learning, theological reflection, discernment, leadership; proven administrative and interpersonal skills; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and to the mission, vision, and values of the university and school are essential for this position.

Requirements: Ph.D., D.Min. or Ed.D. with specific expertise in practical theology or a closely related field is required; a demonstrated record of excellence as a teacher; and a minimum of five years pastoral experience.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic University located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2013” ranks Seattle University among the top ten universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit applications online at https://jobs/ including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references who can assess the candidate’s professional and academic qualifications. Review of applications will commence November 20, 2013. Open until filled.