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Boston University Assistant Professor, Ethics, School of Theology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Ethics at the Assistant rank to begin in Fall 2022. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar, holding a PhD, ThD, or appropriate equivalent degree in the field of ethics. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. The candidate should have potential for a strong record of publications that engage with and contribute to the field.

We seek ethicists whose expertise might include peace studies, gender studies, critical approaches to race and sexuality, ethical leadership, and/or interfaith and comparative ethics. Candidates will be capable of teaching introductory courses in ethics along with building the strength of the doctoral program in the field. Special consideration will be given to candidates with enthusiasm and ability to strengthen the curriculum and programming of the Religion and Conflict Transformation program at Boston University School of Theology.

The School is committed to the formation of intercultural competence and social justice in all aspects of our learning community; and we seek candidates who are eager and skilled in providing leadership to realize these goals, and who support the School’s Diversity Statement. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders at the masters and doctoral levels for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and other organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year as part of the master’s and doctoral programs of the School of Theology. Experience in and openness to online teaching is strongly preferred. Boston University expects excellence in teaching, research, and publication and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is a United Methodist school that offers an ecumenical education and works closely with other denominations and religious communities.


Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately). Candidates are also asked to submit a professional diversity statement describing their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Materials should be sent to the Faculty Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Associate Dean Bryan Stone at

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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