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Tenure-Track Position in Pastoral Theology

The Faculty of Theology at Ambrose University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in pastoral theology to begin either January 1, 2023, or August 1, 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

Qualified applicants are those who can teach broadly in pastoral theology at the seminary level. The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in pastoral theology (Ph.D. or D.Min.) and experience in Christian ministry. The person will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence to equip Christian ministry leaders for service in the church and the world. They will have a track record of effective pastoral leadership and/or chaplaincy, for which Clinical Pastoral Education would be an asset. Applicants should have a research trajectory and recent work experience in a particular field of pastoral theology such as intercultural pastoral leadership, spiritual care (chaplaincy), rural pastoral ministry, ecclesial ethics, creation care, or spiritual formation.. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the cultural fluency needed to minister in a Canadian multicultural, post-Christendom context. Administrative experience and demonstrated capacity for online teaching would be an asset. The successful candidate must be able to work in an educational institution sponsored by The Alliance Canada (C&MA) and the Canadian Church of the Nazarene. 

We are looking for candidates who are interested in intellectual exchange with faculty in other disciplines and who actively contribute to their own discipline. There may be an occasional requirement to teach at the undergraduate level.  


The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in pastoral theology (Ph.D. or D.Min.) and experience in Christian ministry.

Additional Information

To apply, send a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae with education and employment history, and contact information for three references to Dr. Bryce Ashlin-Mayo, Dean of Theology, Ambrose University c/o indicating Faculty Position in Pastoral Theology in the subject line.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  A compensation package commensurate with education and experience is available. A relocation allowance may also be provided.

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Ambrose University is committed to employment diversity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Personal adherence to the Christian faith is a bona fide occupational requirement for this position. All faculty at Ambrose University are required to sign a doctrinal statement, and adhere to lifestyle expectations. Final appointment will be subject to receipt of official transcripts and the completion of a police check.

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Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta
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