Date Posted: 
Friday, February 17, 2023

Transitional Director of the Master of Theological Studies in Development (MTSD) program (half-time)

Job description

Position:                     Transitional Director of the Master of Theological Studies in Development (MTSD) program (half-time)

Contract:                    Two year

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.


The MTSD is for development practitioners, community leaders, street-level innovators, social entrepreneurs, justice and peace advocates, NGO managers and faith-based urban visionaries. See

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 have a PhD in the area of Development (or a relevant field) with experience in qualitative or quantitative research and a background in theological studies. In addition they will have extensive experience working in development either in Canada or internationally and will have cultivated networks with other professionals working in the area of Not-for-Profits or development.

As the Transitional Director they will provide strategic continuity for the MTSD program while working to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the current program, its alignment with other programs at Wycliffe, and its potential in relation to training students for Not-for Profit and Development work. As part of their responsibilities they will present a strategic plan for the MTSD program at the end of their first year of employment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach one or two courses per year in the area of Development and Theology. They will work with the Academic Dean to ensure that an appropriate slate of MTSD courses are offered each year. They 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. They will also serve as an advisor to students in the MTSD program, oversee the student internship program, and coordinate the supervision of final projects. They will be able to broker relationships, learning agreements and student and organisation evaluations for successful internships, including strengthening existing and new relationships with domestic and international NGOs and other organizations offering solid internship experiences.

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