We’re hiring: Director of Pastoral Studies

Following the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Hilary Bogert-Winkler as assistant professor of liturgy at the University of the South, Montreal Diocesan Theological College (widely known simply as “Dio”) seeks to appoint a new Director of Pastoral Studies.

Dio is a theological college in the Anglican tradition that works closely with our ecumenical partners in the Montreal School of Theology and McGill University to prepare people for faithful and creative ministry in the church and the world. This appointment comes at an important time. In the 2021-2022 academic year, Dio is embarking on a new strategic alliance with the United Theological College in which UTC’s students, faculty, and programming will become part of Dio as the two colleges explore and plan for a combined future.

The Director of Pastoral Studies is a vital member of the college community. The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Teaching courses to students in line with the post-holder’s areas of expertise, with a particular focus on subjects related to the ministry and mission of the church
  • In conjunction with other Directors of Pastoral Studies in the Montreal School of Theology, holding oversight of the final year of the Master of Divinity program (“The In Ministry Year”)
  • Creating, preparing, and delivering non-credit continuing education programs to non-traditional students in a variety of formats, including online
  • Arranging and overseeing field placements for all students
  • Assisting students in theological reflection, vocational reflection, and personal growth
  • Serving as registrar for the college’s distance-education Reading and Tutorial program
  • Taking a key role in the work of monitoring student degree progress
  • Participating in and leading worship in the college chapel
  • Taking a full role in the life of the college community

The college is a looking for a person who:

  • has an earned doctorate (Ph.D., Th.D., D.Min.) in a field of study related to our work, or equivalent experience
  • has experience teaching in theological education, particularly of adult and mature students, in a variety of formats (in-person, online, intensive, etc.)
  • has experience working in inter-cultural contexts
  • is committed to a flourishing ecumenical environment for theological education
  • can be a pastoral, supportive, challenging, and energizing presence in our community

In addition, it is desirable that the person:

  • have a graduate degree in theology, such as a M.Div., MTS, or STM, from a theological college
  • be ordained in an Anglican church or in a church in full communion with the Anglican Church of Canada
  • be able to teach in the field of Anglican studies
  • have command of the French language

This is a full-time position and some evening and weekend work is expected. Compensation has historically been based on the clergy pay scale of the Diocese of Montreal.

The position is open from 1 August 2021. The period of appointment is to be negotiated with the candidate. For a suitable candidate, an appointment at less than full time may be considered.

A complete application includes a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact details of three references, at least one of whom can speak to the applicant’s teaching and academic background and one of whom can speak to the applicant’s ecclesial experience. A review of applications will begin on 19 April 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications may be sent to [email protected].

The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in Canada or eligible for a work permit or for a work permit exemption (under R186(I)).

For more information or an informal conversation about the position, please contact the Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink, principal of the college, at [email protected].