Published on August 8, 2014 by Steve Donaldson  

Samford University’s Center for Science and Religion and Beeson Divinity School seek applications and nominations for the Visiting Professor in Science and Religion for the 2015-16 academic year (September-May). Applications will be accepted for either or both semesters.

Viable candidates will be established scholars in the area of science and religion with the ability to work in an interdenominational and evangelical seminary. In addition to significant scholarship in the area of science and religion, the position requires someone with the spiritual maturity to train future pastors and the leadership skills and temperament to lead conversations among diverse constituencies.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  1. Teaching science and religion courses each semester in Beeson Divinity School and Howard College of Arts and Sciences.
  2. Presenting public lectures and presentations, and participating in other project-related events over the course of the year.
  3. Collaborating with Samford faculty members on research.
  4. Helping promote the Center for Science and Religion.

In addition to salary and benefits, this position includes housing and support for transportation and research materials. Funding for this position is provided through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation with assistance from the Issachar Fund.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Steve Donaldson via email (preferred) or regular mail at, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Nov. 3, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

The mission of Samford’s Center for Science and Religion is to promote rational inquiry and to further understanding pertaining to key issues at the interface of science and religion. The center is committed to the ideas that science and religion are not inherently incompatible and that insight into key science and religion issues has a rich history. Visit for more information.

The mission of Samford’s Beeson Divinity School is to prepare God-called persons to serve as ministers in the church of Jesus Christ by providing quality theological education from an explicitly evangelical perspective. This is done with joy and passion in a loving community which worships the Triune God and cultivates authentic Christian spirituality. Visit for more information.

Samford University is the largest privately-supported and fully-accredited institution of higher education in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded in 1841 and has about 325 full time faculty and more than 4,800 students. The university is consistently one of the highest ranked comprehensive universities in the South.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.