Vacancy: Lecturer in Pastoral Studies

Whitley College

As the Baptist College of Victoria and as an agency of the Baptist Union, Whitley College is dedicated to providing high quality theological educational resources to all of those committed to the call of God and to the life and mission of the Church in a rapidly changing society. In offering theological education through a comprehensive range of diplomas and degrees accredited by the University of Divinity, professional development opportunities, advanced research programs, and innovative and flexible training initiatives, Whitley seeks to fulfil its mission to equip men and women for leadership and service in a variety of ministries in church and society. Whitley is committed to creating an even stronger and dynamic learning environment for students and to develop further the relationships with partners and stakeholders.

Primary objectives

Whitley is seeking a person to fulfil the position of Lecturer in Pastoral Studies. The Lecturer is to be responsible for conducting, coordinating and developing teaching and research in the areas of pastoral theology, ministry formation and spiritual care at Whitley College.

The Lecturer in Pastoral Studies is responsible for making original contributions to knowledge and practice through research, writing and teaching. It is expected the lecturer would develop the educational offerings in the area of pastoral studies, building links with other partners in teaching and research.

The Lecturer is a member of the Faculty team, participating actively in the collective responsibilities of the Faculty, in response to the strategic mission and objectives of the College.

Position Description

Read the full Lecturer in Pastoral Studies Position Description.


Prospective and interested candidates may direct enquiries to the Principal of Whitley College, Reverend Dr René Erwich (rerwich@whitley.edu.au).


Please submit your application no later than Friday 7 December 2018.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference

Send applications electronically to: pastoralstudies@whitley.edu.au

Whitley College is a culturally diverse community of learners committed to practical expressions of God’s activity in the world. We wrestle together in spiritual formation through theological reflection, creative exploration and academic rigour.

Shaped by the Bible, and drawing on our Baptist heritage, we are responsive to the contemporary needs of church and society, affirming liberty of conscience in conversation with other traditions of religion and spirituality.

Our educational ethos unifies heart, thought and hands, giving priority to personal and social transformation.

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