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Assistant Professor of New Testament 

Open Date 9/9/2020  
Classification Faculty  
Department Seminary  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
System Job Title Assistant Professor  

Moravian Theological Seminary (MTS) is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment in the New Testament starting in Fall 2021. Ideal candidates will:

  • possess a PhD or equivalent in New Testament studies (exceptional ABD candidates near completion of their dissertation will be considered)

  • have experience in teaching and/or pastoral leadership

  • be able to teach graduate courses in multiple modalities (on site, on line, hybrid) in New Testament across multiple degree programs and supervise student research

  • be able to teach and/or oversee at least one of the following areas: preaching, Christianity in the African diaspora, Womanist hermeneutics, Latinx perspectives, intercultural ministry, or continuing education programs

  • scholarly competencies should include some combination of interreligious and intercultural awareness as pertinent to the field

  • support the mission of MTS (see below)


Application deadline is November 15. Review of the applications will begin November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply Now": (1) a letter of interest indicating candidates' approach to teaching in a theological seminary, research interests, and ways they have contributed to creating an environment that values and enhances diversity (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) and an official doctoral transcript. Please attach documents as a PDF file. Qualified candidates should also arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to


Moravian Theological Seminary was founded in 1806 to prepare people for service in the Moravian Church. Today it is a diverse community of learners from multiple faith traditions. MTS offers the following masters degrees: MDiv., MA in Clinical Counseling, MA in Formation and Ministry, MA in Chaplaincy, and MA in Theological Studies. MTS is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Our faculty engage students in experiential and academically rigorous programs that are personally and spiritually transformative. We embrace technology and offer both onsite and online courses.

MTS is part of Moravian College, which offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in the historic community of Bethlehem, PA, almost equidistant between New York City and Philadelphia, our community welcomes people from diverse backgrounds who are following calls to leadership and service in congregational, counseling, spiritual direction, chaplaincy, and other forms of ministry. The seminary typically has a few international students, some on campus, others online.

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian College community. Moravian College does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:


Leah M. Naso

Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer

210 Colonial Hall

Moravian College

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529


Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Renee Hellert

Associate Athletic Director (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)

109 Johnston Hall

Moravian College

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1531


Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541


Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at


Please visit to review benefits offered at Moravian College.*



  • Occasionally required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to walk about
  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running
  • Routinely required to reach up and out with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions
  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects
  • Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl
  • Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet
  • Routinely required to stand for long periods of time
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships
  • Adjustable focus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.  


The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.


Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian College will provide reasonable accommodation(s) to all qualified employees with known disabilities when their disability affects the performance of their essential job functions, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive or would result in undue hardship to the College. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact the Office of Human Resources at or 610-861-1527.


The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

About the Organization Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation's history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.  
EOE Statement Moravian University is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE  

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