Director of Doctor of Ministry Program and Professor of (discipline flexible)


Rank: Tenure Track Rank Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Reports to: Vice President for Academic Affairs


Led by the Holy Spirit, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary educates people to proclaim the Gospel, to care for all, and to work for justice in communities everywhere.

The learning community of Louisville Seminary is characterized by vibrant student-faculty interaction and transformative practical training opportunities. A theological school of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville Seminary is committed to growing as a multicultural and antiracist place of learning and living and deepening ecumenical and interreligious learning. Our Presbyterian heritage informs our commitment to social justice regarding race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ecology as we carry out our mission of preparing people to participate in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ in a pluralistic world.


The program provides advanced professional study for pastors and church leaders in a community of mutual learning and teaching. It encourages academically rigorous, cross-cultural, and ecumenical inquiry as it nurtures gifts for innovative Christian ministry, through its core values of group learning rooted in context and practice, serious theological reflection, engagement across cultures and traditions, and personal and congregational transformation.



  • Provide creative leadership for the development of DMIN cohorts that meet the changing demands of ministry.
  • Collaborate with Admissions team to recruit prospective students into the program.
  • Maintain and expand existing partnerships with denominational and other bodies to increase program enrollment.
  • Envision the expansion of the program into new areas and formats to meet the need of new constituencies.
  • Teach 2-3 courses each year that represent core intellectual and ministry foci.
  • With the support of Vice President of Academic Affairs, design and carry out a meaningful and sustainable research agenda.


  • Develop three-year schedules for DMin course offerings.
  • Develop new course offerings and recruit teaching faculty for DMin courses.
  • Work alongside the Registrar to monitor student course registration and matters related to their progress towards graduation.
  • Schedule prospectus review by the IRB and final oral examinations for students.
  • Partner with Admissions Team to develop and facilitate recruitment and admission strategies and conversations.


  • Attend faculty meetings and serve on administrative committees as assigned.
  • Implement program assessment aligned with institutional assessment patterns, review, and report findings to the Office of the V.P. of Academic Affairs.
  • Monitor all aspects of the degree program to ensure satisfaction of accreditation requirements.
  • Develop and submit the budget of the program for institutional approval.
  • Oversee the work and development of assigned administrative staff.


A Doctor of Ministry or Ph.D. in Practical Theology (other theological disciplines considered).

The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of at least five years of creative ministry experience in a pastoral setting and other institutional context. Strong candidates possess demonstrated effectiveness in ministry, a collegial leadership style, with obvious competence in administration and coordination. The role includes recruiting and orienting regular and adjunct faculty as instructors and as doctoral research project committee members. As a member of the faculty, candidates will possess the capacity to teach courses and various research methodologies. The successful candidate will work from Louisville.


Louisville Seminary offers a full range of benefits, including a generous sabbatical policy, professional development assistance, 403b pension benefit, and health insurance. Rank will be determined based on experience.


All applications must include a:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae

Supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, will be requested later in the search process.

Send these materials electronically to:

Prof. Marcus A. Hong, Search Committee Chair
c/o Nina Carroll-Goodman

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning August 15, 2024. All applications must be received by September 15, 2024.


A background screening is required.


Founded in 1853, Louisville Seminary offers an inclusive and diverse learning community, welcoming students from wide ecumenical backgrounds while maintaining its long, historic commitment to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Louisville Seminary is led by the Holy Spirit to educate people to proclaim the Gospel, to care for all, and to work for justice in communities everywhere. It is distinguished by its nationally recognized marriage and family therapy and field education programs, the scholarship and church service among its faculty and a commitment to training persons to participate in the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ. For more information, call (800) 264-1839 or visit

Louisville Seminary is committed to providing our employees an environment that is inspiring, creative, and respectful. Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, creed, sexual orientation or any other protected class.