Full-time Faculty Position
to occupy the John Gladstone Chair of Preaching and Worship

Acadia Divinity College invites applications for a full-time Professor of Preaching and Worship.


The Faculty member will serve as the Professor of Preaching and Worship in an environment that places students at the centre of the educational experience, equipping them to lead with passion, purpose, skills, and knowledge to serve the mission of the Christian church in the reality of ever-changing cultures. The successful candidate will provide teaching, research, and promotion of excellence and innovation in the practice of preaching and worship inside and outside the College. 

Specifically, the incumbent will train students for the ministry of preaching and worship in the contemporary church, and contribute more broadly to the practical ministry program of the College, including serving as Dean of the College Chapel. She/he will develop fresh approaches to the teaching and practice of preaching and worship appropriate to diverse contexts, including churches old and new.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the John Gladstone Chair of Preaching and Worship (rank to be determined based on educational background and experience) and will participate in, and contribute to, the life and mission of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada.

This is a tenure-track position.

Qualifications include:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant discipline (homiletics/worship/communication/practical theology)
    (A completed Doctor of Ministry may be considered for exceptional candidates.)
  • A proven record of excellence in preaching, practical ministry, teaching, publications, and service
  • Extensive local church and other ministry experience, including a demonstrated ability to engage the contemporary church through creative approaches to preaching and worship
  • A relational heart for supporting and equipping Christians to serve the pastoral and missional ministries of the church today

Starting Date: July 1, 2017

Salary: Based on rank, qualifications, and experience

Review of Applications will begin January 30, 2017.

Applicants must be able to enthusiastically endorse and personally support the mission and affirm the theological position of the College. We make every effort to hire exceptional individuals. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Acadia Divinity College is an evangelical seminary located on the campus of Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, offering Bachelor of Theology, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theology), and Doctor of Ministry degrees.  Courses are taught on the main campus as well as at extension sites in Metro Halifax and New Brunswick.

Acadia Divinity College is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada. It is an accredited seminary of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. The College is certified by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.

Qualified candidates wishing to be considered for this position should send:

  • A letter of application;
  • CV with names of at least three referees and their contact information;
  • A teaching and research portfolio; and,
  • A video file or link to a video file offering a sample of your preaching.

Dr. Harry Gardner, President
Acadia Divinity College
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

For a full job description, click here.

We thank all applicants in advance, and advise that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The College reserves the right not to fill this position.