Vacancy: Director of Studies, Scottish Episcopal Institute

August 11, 2023

The Scottish Episcopal Institute (SEI) seeks to appoint a new Director of Studies. The former Director of Studies assumed the role of Principal on 1 July. The Director of Studies oversees all elements of SEI’s dispersed, part-residential, formation-led training course that are validated under the Common Awards scheme via Durham University in Initial Ministerial Education (IME); acts as the senior tutor and so leads the teaching staff; teaches on all levels from certificate to master’s qualifications and leads the MA programmes in Theology, Ministry and Mission, and Worship and Liturgical Studies; and supervises and marks bachelor’s and master’s dissertations. In addition to IME, SEI provides a range of training and support for lay and ordained members of the Scottish Episcopal Church to which the Director of Studies contributes. The post is based in Edinburgh with some flexibility for home working from another location in Scotland.

Candidates applying for the post will have:

  • an earned doctorate in Christian theology or biblical studies
  • a demonstrable commitment to theological reflection and ministerial formation in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition
  • experience in the formation of those entering ordained and lay ministries
  • experience in higher-education teaching and/or tutoring
  • an ongoing commitment to research and publishing in own’s area of theological subject area

For an application pack, please contact:

Donna Glass
PA to the Secretary General
Scottish Episcopal Church
General Synod Office
21 Grosvenor Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 5EE

tel: 0131 225 6357

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 22 September 2023
Visit/Interview dates: Thursday 12 and Friday 13 October 2023 in Edinburgh

For an informal conversation about the role, contact Dr Michael Hull, SEI’s Principal (

There is an occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010: Schedule 9, for the post-holder to be a practising Christian. The post is subject to satisfactory Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme disclosure.