Faculty Position in Theology

Pilgrim class

The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, is seeking a highly qualified academic to join Pilgrim Theological College faculty as Lecturer in Systematic Theology, beginning from January 2025. The Reverend Dr Geoff Thompson, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, is retiring at the end of 2024.

Pilgrim faculty help form, through theological education, candidates for ministry in the Uniting Church on behalf of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. Faculty contribute to the formation program, are expected to participate in the worship life at Pilgrim, and contribute to the theological resourcing of the wider Uniting Church as appropriate.

As a College of the University of Divinity, faculty at Pilgrim Theological College undertake all the roles expected of a university lecturer: teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervising students enrolled in research degrees (MTh, PhD), participating in international standard research, and contributing to other programs and committees within the University of Divinity.

Please see the position description. For enquiries about the faculty position, contact Head of College, Associate Professor Sean Winter. sean.winter@pilgrim.edu.au

About you (Key Selection Criteria)

To secure this role you will have:

  • A doctorate in Systematic Theology or a related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Teaching experience at tertiary level
  • Experience in spiritual or vocational formation and/or pastoral ministry, preferably within the Uniting Church.

Application Process

Submit applications to Anita Beer:  placements.secretary@victas.uca.org.au 

  • A letter of application addressing the key selection criteria
  • CV, including publications, research, and professional development.
  • Three referees, including one academic referee and one personal referee.

Applications close on Friday June 28, 2024

Working in the Uniting Church

The Uniting Church in Australia is the third largest church in Australia, and a leading presence in the not-for-profit sector. The UCA is deeply committed to faith, justice and the community, and is one of the largest national providers of community services outside of Government.

We are a vibrant, people-focused team that recognises the talent and dedication of our employees. As an employer, UCA values trust, collaboration, growth and sustainability.

We offer a professional and friendly work environment with great staff benefits.

UCA is an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity and equal opportunity in employment. We welcome applications from all candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds, First peoples and all others regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexual orientation.

UCA is committed to providing a safe environment for all including children. Successful candidates are required to undergo a National Criminal History Check and sign a Keeping Children Safe Code of Conduct. Successful candidates will also be required to have or acquire a Working with Children Check.