Position Open at Boston University School of Theology in Philosophical Theology

Assistant Professor of Theology
Boston University School of Theology

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar in theology, holding a PhD or ThD in theology or an appropriate, equivalent degree, and having potential for a strong record of publications in the field. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. We seek candidates who will build on Boston University’s historic commitment to pursuing philosophical theology from a comparative perspective with expertise in study areas beyond the western European traditions such as (but not limited to) Asian, African, Latinx, Womanist, Queer, and/or Postcolonial studies. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates should be competent to teach an introduction to the philosophical tradition(s) in which they are expert, the core introductory sequence in theology, as well as specialized courses in their area of expertise. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, conducting research, and contributing to the larger work of the School. The School is committed to the formation of intercultural competence and social justice in all aspects of our learning community, and we seek candidates who are eager and skilled in providing leadership to realize these goals.

Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders at the masters and doctoral level for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and other organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year as part of the master’s and doctoral programs of the School of Theology.

Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Applications should include a curriculum vita, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), candidates are invited to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Materials should be sent to the Faculty Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.



Theology Without Walls – AAR Panels Schedule

November 18 – 21, 2017

Boston MA

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Call for Papers

Carl Raschke, religion professor at the University of Denver, and Jerry L. Martin are organizing a conference on divine absence and divine presence.  It is a rich and suggestive topic.  More details are contained in this Call for Papers.


Hot of the press a few months late but worth waiting for: the special issue of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies on Theology Without Walls, edited by Jerry L. Martin. In combination with the special issue of Open Theology a few months ago, these papers mark a major stage in the development of transreligious theology. Enjoy!

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Journal of Ecumenical Studies
Special Issue: Theology Without Walls

Fall 2016, Volume 51, No. 4

Jerry L. Martin, University of Colorado at Boulder (retired):
“What Is Theology without Walls?”

John Thatamanil, Union Theological Seminary:
“’True to and True For’: The Problem and Promise of Religious Truth for a Theology without Walls”

Robert Cummings Neville, Boston University:
“Tale of a Theologian without Walls”

S. Mark Heim, Andover-Newton Theological Seminary:
“In Two Minds about a Theology Without Walls”

Paul Knitter, Union Theological Seminary:
“Without Walls = Multiple Belonging?”

Jeanine Diller, University of Toledo:
“Which Ultimate(s) Would Theology without Walls Be About?”

Kurt Anders Richardson, University of Toronto:
“Theology without Walls: Toward a Hermeneutics without Boundaries?”

Kenneth Cracknell, Brite Divinity School:
“‘We Talking About Us’: Wilfred Cantwell Smith’s Relevance to Theology without Walls”



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