New Haven, CT: Berkeley Divinity School (BDS), the Episcopal affiliate of Yale Divinity School (YDS), announced that Berkeley is in search for a successor to current President and Dean The Very Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Britton.  BDS is accepting inquiries and applications until 10/31/13.  The position will be available 7/1/14.

The search committee is led by BDS Trustee The Rev. Stephen Carlsen with the close support of YDS Dean Gregory E. Sterling.  In developing a position profile, the committee was guided by Berkeley’s “working vision” and an analysis of today’s changing church and congregations.

The position profile and information about Berkeley are on the web at berkeleydivinity .net.  Inquiries and applications (to include a c.v. and any other supporting information) should be emailed to and will be held in strict confidence.

The position carries two titles:  President and Dean of Berkeley and Associate Dean of Yale Divinity School.  Rev. Carlsen comments: “We believe this represents an extraordinary ‘both/and’ leadership opportunity.  Both to lead a highly respected Episcopal divinity school, and to be part of the leadership of YDS with superb academic resources, global reach and reputation within a world-class research university.”

Carl Anderson, Berkeley Board Chair, expressed gratitude for Dean Britton’s many and important contributions… “to the life of the school, the quality and qualifications of our graduates, and Berkeley’s stature and standing within YDS, Yale University and The Episcopal Church.”

Dean Britton stated:  “It has been my great privilege to serve as President and Dean of Berkeley, as well as a member of the faculty and administrative team of Yale Divinity School.  To participate in their training of the next generation of clergy and lay leadership has been a rich blessing.  I give thanks to God for this opportunity, and pray that God will continue to bless and guide both divinity schools in the years to come.”

Regarding the BDS/YDS partnership, YDS Dean Gregory E. Sterling commented:  “Berkeley Divinity School is both an independent and interdependent unit of Yale Divinity School.  The relationship is a model of how a once independent school can be integrated into a large school and university.  I am grateful for the creative dynamic the partnership engenders.”

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.


Jared Gilbert


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