Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching

  • Date Posted:   2014-06-20
  • Department:   SOT Faculty
  • FT/PT/Temp:   Full-Time
  • Exempt Status:   Exempt
  • Reports To:   Dean of the School of Theology

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2014


Position Type



Fuller Theological Seminary invites candidates for a tenure-track faculty position as the Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching beginning in fall 2015.

Fuller is a multi-denominational seminary and seeks candidates who share its mission and commitment to training men and women for the various leadership roles in the church and the academy. The Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching provides homiletical instruction and scholarship in preaching.

With a PhD (or equivalent degree) in preaching or one of its related fields, the holder of the Chair will be a full-time faculty member in the School of Theology.

Essential Functions


  • Offer core and elective courses in the MA and MDiv programs, with the prospect of teaching DMin and PhD seminars highly desirable
  • Proven record or demonstrable promise of teaching homiletics in a seminary context
  • Sensitivity to ecumenical and intercultural issues, to the contemporary world and its pressures and challenges, and to various theological and ecclesial paradigms, traditional and emerging
  • A commitment to preaching as an integrative focus of theological education
  • Ability to contribute to shaping an advanced degree program highly desirable

Rank & Other Considerations

  • Tenure-track; initial three-year appointment
  • Rank dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Date position available: September 1, 2015

Faculty Contract

  • Twelve-month contract, including paid four-week summer leave
  • Teach full time: six courses per year on the quarter system, including at least one online course/year
  • Sabbatical quarter every seventh quarter


  • PhD (or equivalent) in homiletics or a cognate field
  • Proven record or promise of publication, with ongoing research plans
  • MDiv (or equivalent) and significant experience in congregational leadership
  • Faith and lifestyle congruent with the mission of Fuller Theological Seminary as expressed in its statements of faith and community standards. Fuller Seminary requires each faculty member to sign its Statement of Faith. Commitment to the evangelical and ecumenical heritage of Fuller Theological Seminary. See the Fuller Theological Seminary website
  • Commitment to theological education in the service of the local and global church, to shaping leaders for the church’s mission and ministry, to the spiritual formation of students, and to supporting women and men in pastoral and other leadership positions
  • Disposition to work collegially in a diverse--multi-ethnic, multi-denominational. multi-regional--seminary community
  • Commitment to educating, affirming, and supporting women in all offices and ministries of the church
  • Preference will be given to applicants who will add to the ethnic, racial, and gender diversity of the faculty. Ability to teach in Korean, Spanish, or Mandarin is desirable

Special Requirements

This position is subject to background check

Must be willing to sign Fuller’s Statement of Faith. All teaching and management positions are restricted to persons who will affirm in writing the Statement of Faith of Fuller Theological Seminary

All employees (faculty, managers, and staff) are expected to adhere to the ethical standards affirmed in the Seminary's Statement of Community Standards as a continuing condition of employment.


Application Information

Applicants for faculty positions in the School of Theology are asked to submit the following materials (preferably by electronic means using the email address noted below):

  1. A letter of interest
  2. A curriculum vitae, indicating education, teaching experience, publications, and other professional qualifications
  3. A list of three-four references with institutional affiliation and contact information, representing both academic and ministry qualifications

Method of Application Submission

Application Materials should be submitted electronically to PreachingSearch@fuller.edu. Persons with questions about this position or the application procedure may also contact us at: PreachingSearch@fuller.edu.

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