Applications for Employment

Wartburg Seminary looks forward to receiving your letters of interest and resumes for current open positions. Electronic submissions are requested. Please send cover letter, resume and three references to hr@wartburgseminary.edu or Mr. Andrew Willenborg, Vice President for Finance and Operations, Wartburg Theological Seminary, 333 Wartburg Pl, Dubuque, IA 52003.

If you are a Wartburg Seminary student and interested in On Campus Temporary Part-time Student Employment, please email: awillenborg@wartburgseminary.edu.

Job Openings

Academic Dean

Position Summary:

The Academic Dean serves the mission of Wartburg Theological Seminary as the chief academic officer,

overseeing all academic matters, stewarding the faculty, and providing administrative and visionary

leadership. The Academic Dean reports to the President and is accountable to the Board of Directors

through its Academic Matters Committee. The Academic Dean serves as a member of the President’s

Cabinet and relates to other internal and external constituencies on academic matters.

Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to Andy Willenborg, Human Resources, Wartburg Theological Seminary, at hr@wartburgseminary.edu. Questions may be addressed to Andy at hr@wartburgseminary.edu or 563-589-0217.  The search committee will begin reviewing materials as received and continue until the search process is completed.

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Three-Year Faculty Appointment, Hebrew Bible 

Position Summary:

Wartburg Theological Seminary—a vibrant, innovative, and growing seminaryis seeking a qualified candidate to fill a three-year termspecific faculty appointment in Hebrew Bible, to teach as a member of a highly collaborative theological faculty. This position requires commitment and skill in teaching both introductory and advanced courses in Hebrew Bible and the Hebrew language. Candidates should be thoroughly grounded in Hebrew Bible research, responsible to current scholarship, and have a strong commitment and ability for teaching those who will serve as ministers in service of Lutheran and other churches. Candidates should be qualified to both teach and team-teach required courses in introductory and capstone courses, as well as electives in particular Hebrew Bible writings and topics. Ability and expertise to teach New Testament courses or another secondary competency at the Masters’ level will strengthen the application. A Ph.D. or Th.D. degree in a relevant scholarly discipline, or nearing completion of such, is expected. 

This person is expected to contribute to the common work of a faculty which values and participates in a community-oriented, worship-centered process of formation. This person will give priority to teaching effectiveness and ongoing research in the field of Hebrew Bible, thereby contributing to the seminary’s ministry as part of the wider church. This professor should be ready to affirm Wartburg’s mission statement as summarized in the motto, “Where Learning Leads to Mission and Mission Informs Learning,” and share in the seminary’s commitment to contextualization, the global church, and preparing valued leaders for God’s mission through the church. In addition to student advising and administrative responsibilities, this person is expected to contribute to the common work of a faculty that values and participates in a highly collegial and integrative curriculum. Wartburg’s faculty employs dynamic methods of teaching and learning with both residential and distance students, who participate both synchronously and asynchronously. 

Candidates whose ethnicity, gender or geographic origins have been historically underrepresented in theological education are particularly encouraged to apply.   

This position is not tenure-eligible and is valid for three years, from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2026. 

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Diversity Statement

Wartburg Theological Seminary recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

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Consumer Information
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