Professor of Patristics

JOB TITLE: Professor of Patristics
 Yonkers, NY
Status: Full-Time
Position Type: Faculty
Recruiting Range: Commensurate with experience

Job Description

Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, founded in 1938 and dedicated to student learning, research, and community life, invites distinguished candidates to apply for a faculty position for patristics. We seek an assistant, associate, or full professor.

Along with its primary mission to educate future clergy for all Orthodox Christian jurisdictions in North America and beyond—exemplified through the pan-Orthodox vision of one of the school’s first deans, Father Georges Florovsky—St Vladimir’s Seminary has set ambitious benchmarks for research excellence and academic productivity. The relatively small faculty has an excellent track record of research awards and publications with leading university presses and journals, and the new professor of patristics will be expected to contribute and improve upon this strength. Candidates should possess a reasonable publication record, according to their respective academic career thus far, and an ambitious research agenda commensurate with the rank at which they are hired.

The standard teaching load is two classes every semester. Successful candidates will teach a range of subjects at graduate level for the Seminary’s various degree programs: MDiv, MA, ThM, and DMin. As one who will occupy one of the Seminary’s most prominent faculty positions—following in the footsteps of Fr Georges Florovsky and Fr John Meyendorff—the candidate will be asked to stimulate research within the faculty, effectively represent the Seminary to outside constituencies, and strengthen recruitment efforts for our programs, in addition to teaching assigned courses and playing a vital role in the day-to-day academic administration of the institution. A record of professional leadership in the candidate’s field is desirable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the Orthodox mission, especially Apologetics, in North America and beyond.

Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is one the most famous Orthodox theological institutions for higher education in the English-speaking world. Located in Yonkers, NY, the Seminary is a part of the New York Theological Consortium (Fordham University, General Theological Seminary, et al.), and is on its way to becoming an Accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) center.

All applications must be emailed to and include a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research agenda, (4) two syllabi, and (5) contact information for three letters of reference.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately until the position is filled.

Questions about this position should be directed to the Academic Dean: Dr Alex Tudorie, St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, 575 Scarsdale Rd, Yonkers, NY 10707. Contact email: