Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Announcement: Faculty Position in Liturgy and Worship

(note that review of applications begins April 15, 2011)
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) is seeking a full-time faculty person in the area of Liturgy and Worship.

LTSP is one of the eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with 18 faculty members and approximately 450 students. See the seminary’s website at for more information. The Seminary’s Mission Statement reads:  “Centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia seeks to educate and form public leaders who are committed to developing and nurturing individual believers and communities of faith for engagement in the world.”

LTSP’s mission and programs are ecumenical, multicultural, global and publicly oriented. The seminary offers the following degrees: MDiv, MAR, MA in Public Leadership, STM, DMin and PhD, and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.

The professor in this position is expected to teach required and elective courses in Liturgy and Worship in first-professional and graduate levels and participate in the Seminary’s Chapel program. In addition, the faculty member will act as an advisor to students assigned by the Dean. All faculty members are expected to contribute to administrative needs and community life on campus, as well as to the wider church, civic life and professional guilds. Rank is negotiable according to experience and qualifications.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an earned doctorate (ThD or PhD) in Liturgy/Worship or a related field in Christian Ministry.  Additional teaching competence in any other practical disciplines is encouraged.  Must be an ordained pastor of the ELCA or whose denomination is in full communion with the ELCA.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.  For a detailed job description visit Review of applications will begin April 15, 2011.  Send applications or nominations to

Dr. J. Paul Rajashekar, Dean of the Seminary
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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