The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
The School of Theology and Christian Ministry is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor of Biblical Studies (open to either Old Testament or New Testament) beginning in the fall of 2018. The position includes teaching upper division biblical studies, general education, and biblical language courses, academic advising, and other departmental and committee responsibilities. Candidates who work with literary, postcolonial, gender, or cultural hermeneutics are especially encouraged to apply. Also encouraged are those who will further the University's goal of a diverse faculty.
Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in either Old or New Testaments (although A.B.D. will also be considered), as well as a commitment to Christian education in connection with the life of the Church. Some experience in undergraduate teaching and ministry is preferred, with an ongoing commitment to professional activity and scholarship in the appropriate academic discipline. The University and School require that all candidates approach theology from a Wesleyan theological perspective, be in agreement with the mission and doctrines of the Church of the Nazarene, and agree to live within the mission and vision of the University. Preference given to candidates from the Church of the Nazarene or the broader Wesleyan tradition.
The School of Theology and Christian Ministry at Point Loma Nazarene University has a respected tradition of service to the University and the broader catholicity of the Church, with a particular connection to the Southwest Region of the Church of the Nazarene. The School consists of eleven full-time faculty who are actively engaged in both research and church ministry. The School provides general education courses and offers majors in Christian Studies and Philosophy with a variety of concentrations and minors. The School is committed to the educational preparation and development of women and men for ministry, including ordained ministry. The School also offers a Master of Ministry degree in English and Spanish.
Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:
A statement describing philosophy of Christian higher education
Three letters of professional recommendation
Three Teacher Evaluations (if available)
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Mark Maddix, Dean
School of Theology & Christian Ministry
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, California 92106
619.849.7236 or email at email@example.com
PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color. PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world.
In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.