Vacancy | Director of Research, Whitley College

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 College finds itself in a context of challenging developments and trends around the future shape of the church, deeper reflection on contextual theologies (e.g., Aboriginal/Indigenous theology) and human dignity and ageing. There is a growing conviction that in order to stay in the front line of these developments and others, a solid research contribution to the exchange of knowledge and wisdom in these areas and others is needed. Whitley seeks to develop its research profile and agenda in this setting.

Whitley is seeking a person to fulfil the position of Director of Research. The Director of Research is to be responsible for the development and leadership of the research agenda of Whitley College and its current and future research initiatives and activities.

Position Description

Read the full Director of Research Position Description.


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


Please submit your application no later than Tuesday 2 April 2019.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Names and addresses of 3 referees

Send applications electronically to research@whitley.edu.au.

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