Capital University
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance and free parking.

Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Pastoral Theology/Practical Theology at the rank of assistant professor or higher. This person will teach introductory and advanced courses in pastoral care and other areas of practical theology. Competence in homiletics or Christian education is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to engage and equip students for ministry in diverse contexts.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Min. appropriate to the responsibilities of the position. Exceptional ABD candidates may also apply. Teaching experience and ministry experience are required.

Full-time faculty appointment with an anticipated start date of January 2023. Teaching load of 18 credits per academic year distributed across Fall Term, Spring Term, and May Term. Teaching modalities include in-person, hybrid, and online.

Trinity is a regional and ecumenical seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In keeping with the seminary's mission of "forming leaders for Christ's church at work in the world," the seminary enrolls students from a variety of Christian traditions. Trinity is recognized as a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) institution, welcoming people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

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Application process: Interested candidates should send: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) three letters of reference. Please upload all documents listed above to the drop box, when asked to upload resume on application. Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Capital University requires all employees in all positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information on Capital University, visit our website at

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.

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