ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Visiting Professor in Science and Religion

October 30, 2014
Posted by Administrator

Samford University’s Center for Science and Religion and Beeson Divinity School
seek applications and nominations for the Visiting Professor in Science and
Religion for the 2015-16 academic year (September-May). Applications will be
accepted for either or both semesters.

Viable candidates will be
established scholars in the area of science and religion with the ability to
work in an interdenominational and evangelical seminary. In addition to
significant scholarship in the area of science and religion, the position
requires someone with the spiritual maturity to train future pastors and the
leadership skills and temperament to lead conversations among diverse

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Teaching science and religion courses each semester in Beeson Divinity
    School and Howard College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Presenting public lectures and presentations, and participating in other
    project-related events over the course of the year.
  • Collaborating with Samford faculty members on research.
  • Helping promote the Center for Science and Religion.

In addition to salary and benefits, this position includes housing and
support for transportation and research materials. Funding for this position is
provided through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation with assistance from
the Issachar Fund.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and
contact information for three references to Dr. Steve Donaldson via email
(preferred) at or
regular mail at:

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
800 Lakeshore Drive
Samford University
Birmingham, AL 35229.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Nov. 24, 2014, and
continue until the position is filled.

The mission of Samford’s Center
for Science and Religion is to promote rational inquiry and to further
understanding pertaining to key issues at the interface of science and religion.
The center is committed to the ideas that science and religion are not
inherently incompatible and that insight into key science and religion issues
has a rich history. Visit
for more information.

The mission
of Samford’s Beeson Divinity School is to prepare God-called persons to serve as
ministers in the church of Jesus Christ by providing quality theological
education from an explicitly evangelical perspective. This is done with joy and
passion in a loving community which worships the Triune God and cultivates
authentic Christian spirituality. Visit
for more information.

Samford University is
the largest privately-supported and fully-accredited institution of higher
education in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded
in 1841 and has about 325 full time faculty and more than 4,800 students. The
university is consistently one of the highest ranked comprehensive universities
in the South.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with
applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment
policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex,
age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic