Date Posted: 
Friday, February 17, 2023

College Chaplain (full-time)

Job description

Position:                      College Chaplain (full-time)

Job Location:               Toronto, ON

Job Posting:                 17 February 2023

Review of applications will begin 17 March 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Wycliffe is a graduate school of Theology in the evangelical and Anglican tradition, working within the Toronto School of Theology and granting degrees conjointly with the University of Toronto.

Applicants for this position should be in agreement with Wycliffe College’s mission, vision, and moral commitments, and must be able to subscribe to the College’s Six Principles.

The successful candidate will be ordained or have pastoral leadership experience with preference given to those who also hold a relevant doctoral degree (theology, biblical studies, pastoral theology, or similar). Similar to the Dean of Students in other institutions, the primary responsibility of the Chaplain is to provide leadership in cultivating the vibrant community life at Wycliffe for those who are present in-person, for commuters, and for those who are studying at a distance. This includes daily oversight of the chapel and the worshipping life of the community, supervision of the chapel leadership team, nurturing fellowship groups both in person and online, providing pastoral care for students, faculty, residents, and staff as requested. They will work alongside student council and student services as part of fostering care across the range of student needs, including the coordination of support for international students and their families.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach one or two courses in the area of Pastoral Theology and Christian formation (the ability to supervise graduate research is desirable but not required). They will be sensitive to the range of doctrinal traditions represented by Wycliffe’s students. They will have the ability and willingness to teach in both on-campus and online modes. They will also serve as an advisor to students along with other possible administrative responsibilities such as supporting the field education program throughout the calendar year.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are asked to submit the following documents (in PDF or MS Word formats):

  • a letter of interest, giving evidence of your suitability for this position and including your email address and telephone number;
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae; and
  • three references in support of your application (please ask your referees to send their references directly to Wycliffe College at the address indicated below).

All documents should be sent electronically to the Manager, Human Resources, Karen Baker-Bigauskas at , and to the attention of the Principal, Bishop Stephen Andrews.

Wycliffe has a diverse and global student body, and it is situated in one of the world’s most multicultural cities. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from individuals who mirror the diversity of our community. The College is committed to employment equity and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in keeping with Canadian law, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Final appointment is subject to receipt of official transcripts and completion of a satisfactory criminal record check.


If you should wish to make an informal inquiry, you are invited to contact: The Rt Rev. Dr Stephen Andrews, Principal, at