Knox College is the largest Presbyterian seminary in Canada, with a growing student enrolment and a bold strategic plan for the future. Approximately 70% of all the ministers in the Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) are Knox graduates. Knox is an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology (TST), the largest ecumenical centre for graduate-level theological education in Canada.
Knox College offers three basic degree programs - M.Div., M.T.S., and M.P.S. - and four graduate degree programs - M.A., Th.M., D.Min., and Ph.D. in Theological Studies. The focus of its programs is the formation of leaders for ministry, teaching, leadership and service. Knox has a strong international presence, and has established partnerships with seminaries in Korea, Taiwan, and Cuba, among others.
Knox College has a diverse student body of 122, drawn from many ethnic groups both nationally and globally. It is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the life of Knox College, including actions in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the PCC. Knox is located in an iconic building in the heart of the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto.
Reporting to the Board of Governors, The Principal at Knox College is the Chief Executive, Senior Academic Officer and Spiritual Leader of the College. The role of the Principal is to provide theological, academic, pastoral, and institutional leadership to the College, with a view to creating a community grounded in faith, scholarship, Christian ministry formation and practice. The Principal is to provide effective stewardship of the human and financial resources and assets of the College.
The incumbent has primary responsibility for oversight of the Knox College community including the theological student body and those students of the University of Toronto in residence. The Principal is the Chair of the Knox faculty and the liaison with the TST. The Principal of Knox College is a Christian leader, scholar, and an ordained minister of Word and Sacraments in the PCC or is willing to become such.
As the ideal candidate, you possess a doctorate or equivalent in a theological discipline; a background in university or seminary teaching, scholarship, and administration; a record of achievement, ideally in both pastoral ministry and higher education; a demonstrated understanding of the history, ethos, governance, traditions, and polity of the PCC; and a demonstrated ability for ecumenical co-operation among churches and theological schools. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability for educational leadership, and experience working positively and inclusively.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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