Employment at Andover Newton
This page lists current regular, part-time, and limited contract positions currently open at Andover Newton Theological School.
Positions open specifically to matriculated Andover Newton students are listed on the Student and Alumni/ae Job Board. Positions open at contracted services on campus, including dining services, will generally be listed with those organizations corporate websites.
Currently Available Position(s)
- Director of Ministry Studies & Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in [Ministry Studies-related field]
- CIRCLE Administrative Assistant
Director of Ministry Studies & Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in [Ministry Studies-related field]
The Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor who serves Andover Newton as Director of Ministry Studies provides faculty-level educational leadership for ministry studies across Andover Newton’s programs, including vision, planning, and implementation. Andover Newton Theological School currently seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member for this position to start in the summer of 2015. Andover Newton invites applications from scholar-practitioners in a wide range of ministry studies-related fields. Compensation will be aligned with Andover Newton’s faculty salary ranges. Responsibilities (and therefore distribution of time for the faculty member selected) strongly emphasize educational leadership, program design and implementation, educational event planning, and ministry partnerships in the community.
The Director of Ministry Studies leads academic programs related to ministerial education across the life-span and at different levels of professional commitment. The Director collaborates with the Dean of the Faculty and is supported with approximately 30 hours per week of administrative and collegial assistance from academic staff members. Duties include the following, plus regular faculty leadership responsibilities related to advising and service to the School.
- Direct Field Education Program, including
- Advising students on placement
- Identifying and equipping appropriate learning sites
- Training and supporting supervisors
- Coordinating the Professor-Practitioner Program
- Envisioning future paths for the Program in consultation with the faculty and Dean
- Teach two courses each academic year in academic discipline, according to the needs of the curriculum
- Plan and implement educational programs for clergy and laity, including but not limited to
- Directing the DMin Program in collaboration with the faculty-led DMin Committee, including
- Serving as the “faculty face of the program,” which is the most advanced continuing education program the School provides
- Providing program oversight, in collaboration with the Registrar and D.Min. Committee chair
- Collaborate with the Dean in envisioning the program’s enrichment and expansion
- Planning the annual Woodbury Leadership Workshop
- Developing and coordinating Ministry Workshops and emerging options for clergy continuing education and learning opportunities for laity
- Envisioning and implementing a strategic plan for non-degree educational programs as a part of Andover Newton’s strategic planning process
Qualifications sought: Educational leadership potential and/or experience; Ph.D., Ed.D., or D.Min.; deep knowledge of the work of ministry, including recent experience in a ministry setting; and entrepreneurial and/or creative gifts.
Applicants should please send cover letters, CVs, a relevant writing sample, and lists of four professional references to:
Director of Ministry Studies Search Committee
Prof. Gregory Mobley & Prof. Robert Pazmiño, Co-Chairs
Care of Mr. David Ames, Administrative Assistant to the Deans
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Center, MA 02459
Review of applications will begin November 14, 2014 and continue until a candidate has been selected.
Andover Newton is a graduate seminary serving approximately 300 full- and part-time students with 70 full and part-time faculty and staff. Traditionally covenanted with the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Churches, the School’s student population has nearly 35 denominations represented with a large Unitarian Universalist cohort. The school is situated on a beautiful 27-acre campus in Newton Centre, MA, a residential suburb just outside Boston, MA. A short walk from public transportation, the campus is adjacent to Hebrew College and Rabbinical School with which it shares many programs and operations. Andover Newton is an Equal Opportunity employer.
The Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE), a program of Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College, is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant Job Description:
Provides administrative support to CIRCLE’s three co-directors for all aspects of CIRCLE’s programming. The position is 10 hours a week. Compensation is $1,000/month. Weekly distribution of hours to be negotiated. Some evening events will be required. Starting immediately.
The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, fluency with word processing programs, excel and basic web editing, excellent problem solving/ critical thinking skills, and the capacity to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely fashion. He or she will have the ability to work with a religiously diverse community of people. Experience working in an academic setting is a plus.
- With the co-directors, prepare agendas and supporting material for distribution in advance of weekly meetings
- Ensure the timely distribution of material to CIRCLE staff and Executive CIRCLE members
- Take notes and draft minutes of meetings for review by the CIRCLE Co-Director
- Create action list for CIRCLE staff from weekly meetings
- Assist co-directors in planning, coordinating, and executing CIRCLE programming, including the monthly CIRCLE fellows meeting and the annual Joint Community Day
- Assist co-directors in editing and updating the bi-annual newsletter and CIRCLE’s website
- Assist with communications and publicity for CIRCLE-sponsored events
- Set up weekly conference calls and support the flow of information between the CIRCLE co-directors and staff at State of Formation and the Journal for Interreligious Studies
- Provide administration support to the executive director as required
- Assist CIRCLE co-directors with the preparation of annual grant reports
Proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook Express, & basic Web editing
Background of CIRCLE: Founded in 2008 with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, CIRCLE is a joint initiative of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Hebrew College (HC). CIRCLE’s mission is to help prepare religious leaders for service in a religiously diverse society, and to provide adult learners with high quality educational opportunities and resources. The range of CIRCLE initiatives includes: 1) Joint academic courses for graduate students from Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College and for students who are a part of the Boston Theological Institute, a consortium of 10 seminaries and divinity schools in Greater Boston; 2) a fellowship for outstanding graduate students from the two schools—Jewish, Christian, and Unitarian Universalist—and for Muslim community leaders; 3) interfaith peer groups of 8-10 participants that meet once monthly for interfaith study, action, and intentional conversation; 4) The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue (JIRD), the largest peer-reviewed interfaith journal in the United States, and 5) State of Formation (SoF), a unique online platform for dialogue among emerging religious and ethical leaders from diverse religious and cultural traditions with over 150 contributors.