Vancouver School of Theology
Director of Theological Field Education
The Vancouver School of Theology in beautiful British Columbia is conducting a search for Director of Theological Field Education (TFE). The Director is responsible for all the arrangements for TFE in the curricula for the degree programs which require field placements (M.Div. in particular). The Director of Field Education also works in consultation with the Directors of Indigenous and Interreligious Studies for appropriate field education placements for students in the Master of Arts in Indigenous and Interreligious Studies (MAIIS) degree. This person teaches and coordinates various courses that engage the work of TFE. This person will also be involved in the retooling of Field Education at VST funded by the Lilly Endowment Pathways for Tomorrow grant.
This is a full-time position with primary responsibility in administration and teaching, with year-round responsibilities. The person appointed to this position will be assigned faculty rank commensurate with their background and qualifications. Given the instructional responsibilities of this position, the person holds an advanced degree and appropriate professional experience. Given the administrative responsibilities, particular skills in planning, budget development, and the utilization of a variety of technologies for use in educational planning, delivery and administration are needed. The person must have the ability to take initiative, manage time and multiple tasks effectively, and work creatively and collegially with others in an ecumenical context in the development and coordination of programming.
The position fulfills two critical functions in pastoral/practical theology at VST: 1) direction of the TFE program and; 2) service as a faculty member with teaching, research and advising responsibilities, contributing to the overall work of the school.
Preference will be given to applicants from either the United or Anglican Churches of Canada, or one of their global analogues, and candidates who will add to the ethnic, racial, and gender/sexual diversity of the faculty. In accordance with Canadian law, priority will be given to Canadian applicants.
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Please submit applications (CV, a cover letter and three letters of reference that the candidate solicits and are sent directly to VST) electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2023. Successful candidates will be invited to an on-campus interview early in 2023. The position will start January 1, 2024.