Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Professor of Pastoral Care and Practice

Job description

Position:             Professor of Pastoral Care and Practice

Job Location:     Toronto, ON

Job Posting:       June 2, 2022

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2022


Wycliffe College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Pastoral Care and Practice.  

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 have a deep affinity with Wycliffe’s mission, vision, and moral commitments, and must be able to subscribe to the College’s Six Principles (see

The successful candidate will hold a relevant doctoral degree, and have an established area of research and publication that is recognized in their field while raising the profile of the pastoral theology department at Wycliffe College. Preference will be given to applicants who have a background in the practice of psychology (or a related field), formal theological training, have experience in research that employs social science methodologies, and are a registered healthcare professional or certified supervisor-educator by a recognised accrediting body or professional association.

In addition to and informing their area of specialization, the candidate must have a breadth of competency and practical experience in contexts appropriate to overseeing Wycliffe’s clinical pastoral education alternative for Church and parachurch ministry. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the area of Pastoral Care and Practice (see for example: Boundaries and Bridges and Advanced Formation and Pastoral Care) and to teach master-level and doctoral-level courses in their area of specialization.

The successful candidate will be able to teach respectfully across 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, to pursue publishable research, and supervise theses at the doctoral level. Responsibilities include teaching up to five courses per year and making productive use of Wycliffe’s generous sabbatical policies. They will be expected to participate in the wider community life of the College and Chapel, preaching where asked and enjoying a collegial rapport with other faculty at Wycliffe and TST. The successful candidate may be expected to to take on some administrative responsibilities in connection with the development of Wycliffe’s new Mental Health Initiative or the new Centre for Excellence in Ministry.

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. Wycliffe 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.

In order to be considered for this position, please submit the following in either PDF or MS Word:

  • A letter of application detailing your suitability for this position and including your email address and telephone number;
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including education, employment history, teaching experience, areas of current research (including research plans), and evidence of scholarship and publication;
  • Three references in support of your application (please ask your referees to send their references directly to Wycliffe College at the address indicated below);
  • A recent sample of your writing (no more than 3,000 words); and
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy, including a statement about your experience working with a diverse student body.

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. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Final appointment is subject to receipt of official transcripts and completion of a satisfactory criminal record check.

If you want to make an informal inquiry please contact: the Rt Rev’d Dr Stephen Andrews, Principal, at