School of Intercultural Studies Poverty and Development Tenure-Track Faculty

Fuller Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Poverty and Development, rank open, beginning with the 2020 Fall Term.

The successful candidate will be a full-time faculty member in the School of Intercultural Studies of Fuller Theological Seminary. Fuller Theological Seminary, embracing the School of Theology, School of Psychology, and School of Intercultural Studies, is a multidenominational, international, and multiethnic community dedicated to the equipping of men and women for various leadership roles in the church and the academy. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.

Fuller’s academic programs in the School of Intercultural Studies are enriched by a number of centers and institutes, including centers that focus on theology and the arts, recovery, leadership, film, and youth and emerging adults. Additionally, several centers serve Fuller’s diverse student population, including the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry, Korean Studies Center, the China Initiative, Centro Latino and the Pannell Center for African American Studies. These centers offer conferences, lectures, advocacy for students and staff, and support a variety of relevant courses, including courses in Korean and Spanish.


  1. PhD (or equivalent) focused on poverty, development or a related field.

  2. Demonstrated ability to reflect theologically and missiologically on the theory and practice of poverty and development.

  3. Expertise and experience in relief, development and/or advocacy work in regions of the Global South or/and a major urban center.

  4. Knowledge regarding global policies and strategies and experience with international institutions addressing global poverty.

  5. Potential or proven record of effective teaching; the successful candidate will offer core and elective courses in the MA and MDiv programs, with the possibility of leading ThM and PhD seminars and mentoring students in the School of Intercultural Studies’ Center for Missiological Research.

  6. Potential or proven record of research and publication, with ongoing research plans.

  7. Commitment and ability to serve the diversity (with regard to gender, culture, ethnicity, race, theology, and lived experience) of the student body of the seminary.

  8. 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, missional, and other leadership positions.

  9. Faith and practice congruent with the mission of Fuller Theological Seminary as expressed in its statement of faith, community standards and institutional commitments.

Rank and Other Considerations

  1. Tenure-track; initial three-year appointment.

  2. Rank dependent on qualifications and experience.

  3. Teach fulltime: six courses per year on the quarter system, including regular online teaching.

  4. Sabbatical quarter available every seventh quarter.

  5. Appointment date: 1 July 2020.

Application Information

Applicants for faculty positions in the School of Intercultural Studies are asked to submit the following materials (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 references with institutional affiliation and contact information, representing academic qualifications. Note: references will be contacted once the Search Committee identifies a short list of candidates.

Persons with questions about this position or the application procedure may contact us at:

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2019.

Fuller Theological Seminary is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To the extent required by law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. As a religious institution, Fuller Theological Seminary is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees for certain positions on the basis of religion.

Contact information Amos Yong, Dean

School of Intercultural Studies Fuller Theological Seminary 135 N. Oakland Avenue Pasadena, CA 91182 USA