Job Opportunities at Methodist-related educational institutions Worldwide

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. Thus, this year “GBHEM” is celebrating its Semicentennial. The Black College Fund build on a long tradition as well, inheriting the legacy of the Freedmen’s Aid Society, which was established in 1866. This organization has been transformed along with other historical processes such as Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Movement; so after 1968, this initiative was changed once again, leading to the establishment of BCF in 1972 to serve 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) affiliated with the United Methodist Church. 

1. Culford School is looking for Mathematics and English Teachers

Culford School is looking for a Mathematics Teacher and an English Teacher to join their Senior School in September 2023. Culford is a boarding and day school located in Suffolk, England. It educates over 850 children aged 1 to 18, set in 480 acres of beautiful Suffolk parkland, with an 18th century grade II mansion at its centre and three separate schools: the Pre-Prep & Nursery (ages 1 to 7); the Prep (ages 7 to 13); and the Senior School (ages 13 to 18). The school believes in educating the whole person to deliver a well-rounded, fulfilled individual with excellent academic results. Everything we do is informed by our firm belief that learning should be challenging, enriching and fun. Culford is a Christian school with a Methodist tradition. We see education as a transformational process that guides pupils towards academic success, clear moral values, and the development of leadership and a readiness for the world of adulthood. Culford School believes in professional and personal development and will seek to support the successful candidate in all areas. The school is a member of the Teachers’ Development Trust and seeks to offer a wide range of professional development opportunities to all staff. It aims to ensure that its pupils are receiving the best possible experience in the classroom, while the staff are supported in developing their careers. For more information, visit the school website at

Africa University is searching for a Managing Editor

Africa University (AU) invites applications from suitably qualified and well-experienced persons to fill the strategic position of Managing Editor. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Managing Editor will serve as the content manager for the University. The Managing Editor will be required to oversee the University’s content team to ensure the production of high-quality pieces promoting the institutional brand, creating content strategies and overseeing their implementation processes as well as managing and coordinating writers, editors and graphic designers. The Managing Editor will also monitor the results of various content campaigns, edit content pieces to ensure they follow tone and style guides, and create and manage a project calendar for the whole university. The position requires qualifications such as Honors degree in English, Communication, Media, Journalism, Linguistics, or related field, a Master’s or doctoral degree in the relevant field would be an added advantage, excellent writing skills, ability to meet and work with tight deadlines, and good communication and organizational skills. AU is a Pan African Institution, a member of the Association of African Universities, a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, a United Methodist Church-Related Institution in Zimbabwe. For more information on this position, contact  

3. Southern Methodist University seeks new Dean for Lyle School of Engineering

Southern Methodist University (SMU), a Methodist-related university in North Texas, the United States, seeks an inspirational and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the next Dean for the Lyle School of Engineering. This is an exciting opportunity to build a world-class engineering school that is integral to the success of a dynamic university with the size and alacrity to seize new opportunities. SMU is entering the second year of a $1.5 billion campaign to attract and support outstanding students and faculty, to explore new fields with cutting-edge research empowered by future-facing technologies, and to positively impact Dallas and the world beyond. With appointment beginning as early as the spring 2023 semester, the new Dean will have the opportunity to refine and implement Lyle’s strategic vision for future excellence. For more information on the requirements and on how to apply for this position, contact Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm which is assisting in this search:

4. Africa University invites applications for Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Africa University invites applications from suitably qualified and well experienced persons to fill the strategic position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, this role entails maintaining as well as raising the profile of the University at national, regional and international levels. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor will serve as the principal provider of academic and administrative leadership for Colleges/Schools of the University and all of the support service units within the academic structure that support the academic mission. Among the key responsibilities for this position, the successful candidate will ensure that the University achieves its strategic academic goals, vision and mission, establish and direct the academic agenda of the University by working directly with Management and the respective Colleges/Schools of the University, and deputizing the Vice Chancellor (President) when necessary and showing an active interest and contribution to the following key result areas: financial management, budgeting, student recruitment and compliance with internal and external academic regulations/guidelines. 

The ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of teaching and research and a passion for excellence and academic innovation. In addition, he/she will have a profound understanding of the contribution of Education 5.0 to sustainable economic development. Required qualifications include an earned doctoral degree in the relevant field, experience as Professor for at least 8 years in a reputable and accredited institution of higher learning, experience and a proven track record in a senior leadership role. Experience in a senior leadership role in a private, faith-based institution will be an added advantage. Africa University is a United Methodist Church-related institution located in Mutare, Zimbabwe, established in 1992 as the first private university in the country. The 36-building campus located on 1,542 acres serves 2,500 students from 31 countries, 58% of which are female. 24% of students are international.  The language of instruction in English, but the university is committed to Pan-African education and provides information in Portuguese and French as well. The university offers Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees and maintains programs in Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance, Health Sciences and Agriculture, Theology, Humanities, and Education. For more information on this position, contact

5. Simpson College opens a Tenure-Track position on Early Childhood Special Education

The Simpson College Teacher Education Department is seeking an application for a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor beginning on or about August 20, 2023.  Course load may include foundational courses in addition to early childhood and special education courses. Simpson College is a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church in the United States. Simpson supports innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help all students develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth and individual integrity for the purpose of living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse, and just community. The main campus in Indianola, Iowa is located just 12 minutes from the capital city of Des Moines, Iowa. An additional satellite campus is located in West Des Moines. To learn more about Simpson College please visit:

6. Texas Wesleyan University seeks candidates for various Faculty Positions

Texas Wesleyan University, a United Methodist institution located in Fort Worth, Texas, in the United States, is seeking applications for various faculty positions: TWU was founded in 1890 and has a tradition of integrating the liberal arts and sciences with professional and career preparation at the undergraduate level and in selected graduate areas. With an enrollment of over 2,600 students, TWU is currently seeking applicants for tenure-track assistant professors in its School of Arts and Sciences. Positions include faculty positions in Psychology, Biology, Computer Science, and others. Successful candidates will begin their activities in Fall 2023. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities included engaging with undergraduate students and colleagues in teaching, research, and service. The normal teaching load is twelve hours per semester. The duties also include scholarly productivity, participating in curriculum/program development, and advising undergraduate students. For more information, visit TWU’s website:

7. Drew University invites applications for Faculty Position at its Theological School

The Theological School at Drew University invites applications for the tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor of Religion and Society and Assistant Professor of the Hebrew Bible to teach and equip students for inspiring leadership in varied public arenas in the church, academy, and society. 

For the Religion and Society position, they seek candidates rooted in decolonial understandings of religion who bring an intersectional approach to and depth of expertise in at least one of the following areas of specialization: Latinx Studies, Eco-Justice, and Gender/Queer Studies. An intersectional approach should include attention to global economic and political realities in Christian/religious faith communities and their broader contexts. 
For the Hebrew Bible position, they require fluency in the prophetic materials (Former and/or Latter Prophets) and related exegetical and hermeneutical trends is highly desirable. We seek a versatile scholar-teacher who can work effectively with masters-level students. 
Positions begin on August 2023 and their key responsibilities include public engagement as scholar-teachers committed to research, teaching, and service, demonstration of a strong ability to mentor and teach students religious social ethics, critical social theories, and just community practices, and ability to work with students in Masters and Doctoral programs. The Theological School is one of Drew University’s three major academic units. It is a social-justice committed, globally-oriented, interfaith-attuned, and ecumenically-minded United Methodist related seminary with a distinguished history in training clergy for The United Methodist Church and other Protestant denominations in the United States and throughout the world. For more information, visit Drew University’s Theological School website: 

8. Sunshine Coast Grammar School opens position for Head of Education

Sunshine Coast Grammar School (SCGS) is looking for a person to join them as Head of Education. SGCS is a member of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association in Australia and is looking for an extensive Educator to be involved in their teaching and professional community. The school’s staff are vital to their success and wellbeing. Their Early Learning Centre is beautifully located surrounded by nature and offers extensive facilities for our children to learn and grow. A positive environment for children to imagine and explore. In addition to our beautiful nature based centre there is a library, extensive play areas and aquatic centre. We have exceptional personal learning programs that support children from nursery to Kindy and transition to prep. Our programs harness Grammars unique offerings providing extra circular activities such as music, tennis, swimming, dance and bush kindy. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of the learning program as per the Early Years Learning Framework and service philosophy inline with Grammar standards. SCGS prides itself on high standards, ensuring compliance at all times, in line with the National Quality Framework, all relevant legislation both state and federal and the National Quality Standards. For more information, contact 

9. Albion College seeks New President

Albion College is searching a new President. Albion College was founded in 1835 and is rooted in the liberal arts and sciences. It is located in south-central Michigan, sitting on a 180-acre main campus with more than 30 buildings. It enrolls 1,500 students from 33 states and 14 countries. Approximately 98 percent of its students live on campus, which enhances a strong sense of school spirit and social bonds. Albion is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is committed to promoting religious freedom and supporting a spiritually diverse campus. All inquiries, expressions of interest, and nominations should be sent to:

10. Wilberforce University is searching for a New President

The Board of Trustees of Wilberforce University announces the search for the next president of the institution. Wilberforce University seeks an exceptional leader to champion the institution’s sacred duty to educate and enrich its students. The President will be the public face and representation of Wilberforce University, presenting the highest levels of integrity, morality, and trust. Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is the nation’s oldest private, historically Black University owned and operated by the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Wilberforce University is a four-year accredited liberal arts institution grounded in the time-honored tradition of the liberal arts with an intentional focus on entrepreneurship that addresses the aptitudes, interests, and aspirations of the millennial student. An education at Wilberforce University is based in five core pillars: communication, problem solving, critical thinking, global perspective, and citizenship. The next President of Wilberforce University will possess strategic capability to act as a change agent for the university, the ability to balance strong, timely executive leadership with inclusive decision-making and shared governance, a philanthropic ethos to increase the university’s visibility in our community and region, a results-oriented drive to meet the university’s strategic objectives, additional desired competencies with financial management, improving student enrollment, data analytics and information technology, student engagement, and internal and external relationship building. Additional information on Wilberforce University is available at: and instructions for application, may be found at

11. University of Indianapolis searches for New President

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) seeks an innovative president with proven leadership skills and the capacity to successfully implement bold, strategic decisions. Founded in 1902, UIndy is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, though a spectrum of faith traditions is represented, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The University’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. UIndy enrolls 4,900 students – 1,400 of whom are graduate students – across a wide spectrum of academic specialties. UIndy offers over 100 undergraduate programs, over 40 graduate programs, and five doctoral programs across six schools and three colleges: the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Nursing, the School of Occupational Therapy, the School of Physical Therapy, the R.B. Annis School of Engineering, the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences, the College of Health Sciences, and the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences. More than twenty percent of UIndy’s undergraduates are first-generation students, and UIndy is committed to helping all students succeed. UIndy awards more doctoral degrees than all but four of the largest universities in Indiana. The board of trustees has established a committee comprised of representatives from across the University to conduct this search in consultation with Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent electronically and in confidence to: Phillip Petree, Ernest A. Brooks III, or Berkley Burke at Isaacson, Miller:

12. Hendrix College announces Search for New President

Hendrix College invites nominations and applications for its 13th president and the successor to President Ellis Arnold, who is retiring in June 2023 after a remarkable tenure. The Hendrix College Presidential Search Committee seeks candidates who will embrace the distinctive nature and core values of Hendrix and inspire its faculty, students, staff, alumni and Board of Trustees. Hendrix College’s next President must be a strategic and visionary thinker with a transparent and collaborative leadership style. The next President will be a servant leader with experience, be an inspiring and strategic leader who will wholeheartedly embrace the College’s motto – to educate “unto the whole person” – through its foundation as a distinctive private, residential liberal arts college. The next President will have the opportunity to foster a shared strategic vision for the future of Hendrix, expand the College’s resource base and enhance fundraising efforts, continue to strengthen enrollment management initiatives, be a visible and engaged member of the Hendrix and Conway communities, and further conversations around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The next President will be the chief advocate for the College and an accomplished relationship builder internally and externally who will support growth at Hendrix and enhance its visibility locally, regionally, and nationally. Hendrix College is located in Conway, Arkansas, United States, approximately 30 miles from the capital city of Little Rock. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Hendrix has a long tradition of creative programming, including the Hendrix Odyssey Program, the first-of-its-kind engaged learning program, and the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language. Nearly 1,150 students make up the Hendrix student body. This year’s new student enrollment is the largest in seven years at Hendrix, with students from 23 states and multiple foreign countries. Student-athletes account for roughly 40 percent of the Hendrix student body. Hendrix athletics competes in NCAA Division III and offers 21 teams plus esports. More details about Hendrix College and the agenda for leadership for the next President may be found at:

13. Methodist Ladies’ College searches Head of Philanthropy

Methodist Ladies’ College (MLC) is one of Australia’s most respected & innovative schools and it is now seeking a Director of Advancement and Philanthropy to lead strategy, engagement, giving and impact at the institution. This position will play a meaningful role enabling students to thrive, will connect & engage with students, alumni & parents at Methodist Ladies’ College (MLC) and support the institution’s mission. MLC is a leading independent girls’ school, recognised for its unmatched breadth of learning and wellbeing experiences and environments, cutting-edge approach to education, authentic learning experiences and outstanding academic results. Located in Kew, Melbourne, Australia, MLC is a welcoming and diverse community that offers students a broad, holistic education. As Director of Advancement, the successful candidate will report directly to the Principal, work closely with Board and Committees, and play an integral leadership role to implement the new 5-year strategy. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, creative, and innovative advancement leader. Requirements include a strong understanding of the nature of philanthropy across a range of income streams such as trusts and foundations, major donors, individual giving, bequests and capital campaigns, together with alumni and community engagement. The position also requires the ability to develop and implement strategies to create, nurture and facilitate deep and sustainable relationships with alumnae and parents, to positively re-enforce and leverage the College’s culture of philanthropy and community engagement. The Director should be an outstanding communicator, have a strong sense of collaboration across the wider team and achieve long standing and trusted relationships with stakeholders throughout the school, and broader MLC community. For a confidential discussion, or to request a candidate pack, please contact Michelle Varcoe or Parool Shah on 03 8375 9661 or email 

14. Andrew College is searching for a new President

Andrew College invites nominations and applications for its 30th president following the retirement of President Linda Buchanan in June 2023. Andrew seeks a servant leader with experience as an executive-level administrator. The successful candidate will be positive, visionary, and have a heart for students and rural communities with a passion to fulfill Andrew’s mission as the “United Methodist beacon of educational, spiritual, and cultural uplift to Southwest Georgia.” The next president has a unique opportunity to build on a strong foundation of innovation and program development. The 2016 strategic plan launched the College into an aggressive effort to expand and diversify academic programs. Within five years, the College launched five associate degree programs including nursing and respiratory therapy and added the first baccalaureate programs in a century, business administration and elementary education. The College also began its first online certificate program in Cancer Registry Management. Andrew faculty have proven they will work collaboratively to develop programs that promote both the liberal arts and workforce development needs. The student body is an enviably diverse and balanced community. The small, private college serves approximately 300 students. Leading Higher Ed is assisting in this national search. Nominations and inquiries can be sent to Dr. Kina Mallard, Leading Higher Ed, at GBHEM was founded as the Methodist Board of Education in 1866, but then in 1972 it became the