Faculty, Spirituality and Christian Ministry

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Religious Studies/Theology

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Faculty, Spirituality and Christian Ministry




School of Theology

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Atlanta, GA

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The McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment in Spirituality and Christian Ministry beginning in August of 2022.

McAfee offers courses in fully residential, hybrid, and fully online formats in its degree programs that include MDiv, MA, MTS and DMIN.  The successful applicant will develop and/or teach up to six courses per year in spirituality, spiritual formation, and Christian ministry including on both the masters and doctoral levels and in traditional, virtual and hybrid formats.  The successful candidate will also participate fully in the life of the McAfee community, organize chapel, direct the annual student spirituality retreat, advise students, supervise masters and DMin theses, serve on McAfee and University committees as assigned by the Dean, participate in professional organizations and demonstrate active involvement in the local church.


A successful applicant will have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Spirituality or a related field (practical theology, cultural studies, etc.) from an accredited college/university by the start of the appointment.  The applicant will be familiar with and able to teach Spirituality from some foundational dimension of the discipline (i.e. historical expertise in spiritual or mystical sources, transpersonal psychology, etc.) and be able to integrate this knowledge with contemporary research and other applied or practical disciplines.  Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the final candidate and the candidate’s potential to direct McAfee’s Doctor of Ministry program. 

Desirable qualities in a candidate include:

  1. A strong commitment to the church and to bridging the gap between the academy and the church.
  2. A keen attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race and cultural diversity.
  3. A robust research and publication agenda.
  4. Online teaching experience.
Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Please go to https://jobs.mercer.edu to apply.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references.  Letters of recommendation may be requested from finalists. 

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Per President Biden's Executive Order, federal contractors and their employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Since Mercer is a federal contractor, all Mercer University and MERC employees are required to be fully vaccinated no later than December 8, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved by the University. New hires after December 8, 2021, will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption before their first day of employment.

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