Postdoctoral Position Opportunity in the Preaching as Story Doctor of Ministry track

Portland Seminary is excited to announce a postdoctoral opportunity for the Preaching as Story track of the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program, which launched August 31, 2015.

The Doctor of Ministry in Preaching as Story is designed to train pastors, church planters, and missional leaders in an innovative preaching paradigm that involves doing image-exegesis, building a sermon using metaphor and story, and delivering a sermon in an EPIC (experiential, participatory, image-rich, and connective) style.

The postdoctoral candidate selected for this opportunity will participate in the Portland Orientation Advance in September 2015 to meet the cohort of students, organize and run the Second Portland Advance in June 2016, participate in the final Orcas Advance in June 2017, oversee weekly DMin synchronous chats, moderate the oral defenses, and serve as Senior Editor of the Cohort Semiotics Lectionary Project on the Bible as Story.

Len Sweet


  • The position is conditional upon the launch of the Preaching as Story DMin

  • Competitive: Open to any DMin graduate from any ATS-accredited school

  • Time commitment: August 2015 - May 2018.

  • Remuneration: $5,000 for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years and $2,500 for the 2017-18 academic year. Includes all travel expenses to Portland, OR, and Orcas, WA, and Graduation in May 2018 (in Portland, OR).

  • Selection Process: The DMin Team will review all applications and filter the list to the 10 most attractive candidates June 1-14, 2015. Dr. Leonard Sweet will make the final selection from the short list by July 1, 2015.

  • Applications due: June 1, 2015


If you are interested in the position, you can apply by emailing Heather Rainey ( your CV/Resume and a 500 word cover letter explaining why you would be the best person for the position by June 1, 2015.

We look forward to your applications!