Position Overview

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PTS) invites nominations and applications for the position of President.

PTS, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), is a Christ-centered, ecumenically minded educational community that is academically excellent, financially stable, and well-respected. PTS is located in Pittsburgh’s vibrant East Liberty neighborhood. While rich in tradition, the Seminary has embraced a commitment to mission-driven growth and change designed to ensure the formation of individuals for theologically reflective ministry and scholarship in service to the church, the public square, and the world.

The next President will be an ordained minister or a theologically trained member of a Christian denomination that recognizes PTS graduates as having fulfilled educational requirements for ordination. The President will have an understanding of the challenges facing theological education and have experience as a proven and collaborative senior administrative leader in theological education, higher education, or other non-profit organization. A terminal degree is preferred. As a skilled communicator with the ability to build trust relationships, the next leader will also inspire the PTS community around a unifying vision and be highly relational, spiritually mature, and a model of servant leadership. An entrepreneurial spirit, uncompromising work ethic, and the emotional intelligence to engage others with humility, cultural competence, transparency, and diplomacy will also be gifts of the next President.

Nominations and Applications

To receive full consideration, application materials should be submitted not later than Feb. 1, 2021. Application materials must include:

  • A letter of interest, which responds directly to the leadership opportunity and qualifications outlined in the Presidential Search Profile, which can be obtained above;
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references (please indicate your relationship with each). No references will be contacted without prior permission granted by the candidate.

Application materials should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF) to:

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Successful leaders from sectors outside of higher education will be considered. All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited to final interviews.

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

The Presidential Search is being assisted by:

Loren Anderson, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, / (253) 223-3566

Shannon McCambridge, J.D. LL.M., Executive Search Consultant, / (206) 310-7560

The Seminary affirms the commitment of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to a diverse workplace and equal opportunity. PTS also complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws relating to equal opportunity in employment.