Southern Wesleyan University’s College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position in theology within its Division of Religion. This position, which will begin August 1, 2018, is located at SWU’s main campus in Central, South Carolina. The university is actively seeking to increase the number of women and minorities within its faculty.
Teach in the area of theology (systematic and applied) using an innovative, learner-centered approach and a proficiency in the biblical languages. Responsibilities may include teaching in both the traditional undergraduate program and the SWU online program. SWU faculty members carry a 12-hour/semester load.
Collaborate with an innovative team of scholars and practitioners who are actively engaged in strategic program assessment and development. This group seeks to positively embrace the significant changes occurring in 21st century theological education and ministry-training.
Foster a positive relationship with the Church, local and universal, by advancing the objective of multiplying disciples and churches, and recognizing this mission extends to many realms and vocations.
Engage in relevant theological scholarship through research presentations at conferences, publications in journals, and an active online, digital presence (e.g. podcasts, blogs, and social media).
Assist in the recruiting process of entrepreneurial SWU students who will serve as apostolic change agents in a variety of global, educational, and ministerial contexts in the future.
Advise and mentor current students in their academic progress, faith journey, and training residencies in the BA religion degree.
Demonstrate servant-leadership by purposefully engaging in service activities on the SWU campus (e.g. chapel, social, athletic activities) and within the larger community.
Academic. An earned PhD in theology is preferred; an ABD may be considered. The successful candidate will have university experience in teaching theology courses; an active research agenda; and the initiative to develop traditional and online theology courses consistent with the mission of SWU. Desire and experience in integrating the Christian faith with the teaching and practice of the discipline of theology are essential. The entry level of the candidate will be determined by terminal degree, qualifications, and experience.
Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations. To view the university’s profile, visit About SWU.
Technology. SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and familiar with the use of technology within the academic environment including distance learning and learning management systems, web-based programs, and PC applications, including all Microsoft Office 365 applications.
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a criminal background screening.
Additional Salary Information: The entry level of the candidate will be determined by terminal degree, qualifications, and experience.
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. ...Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle.
University Core Values
Christ Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation
•Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
•Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
•Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
•Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.