This faculty position in History and World Christianity is inter-disciplinary in that it addresses three intersecting areas within the undergraduate program of NCU: 1) This is the lead faculty position and champion for the NCU History major/minor (including the history endorsement in Teacher Ed.); 2) this position contributes significantly to the humanities courses in the General Education core; and 3) this faculty position serves the Bible/Theology/Mission (BTM) programs at NCU with courses in church history and historical theology. The ideal candidate will present a strong educational background in the history of world Christianity, a solid commitment to the authority of the Christian Scriptures, a deep love for the Church (both local and universal), the ability to teach a range of courses in the field of history, and the ability to integrate faith and learning throughout the curriculum. He/she will collaborate with a team of colleagues from diverse academic disciplines to ensure a holistic, Christ-centered, and cross-culturally informed approach to undergraduate education in the liberal arts.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
General for all faculty
Maintain a full time teaching load (or equivalent) as described in the Faculty Handbook and as assigned by your supervisor.
As a ‘teacher-scholar’ actively engage with students in collaborative research and learning activities.
Provide a solid role model of wisdom, faith, and service.
Maintain and post regular office hours as specified in the Faculty Handbook.
Attend all regular and special faculty meetings.
Serve on faculty committees, as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty within Faculty Handbook guidelines.
Submit updated course syllabi each semester to the office of the VPAA for each course taught.
Complete embedded course assessment and/or program assessment activities in TaskStream.
Facilitate the evaluation of each of your classes each semester and contribute to the evaluation of the curriculum and instruction, ensuring the delivery of quality academic programs.
Contribute to development of library resources in area of teaching expertise.
Participate in academic and/or licensure advising, as assigned.
Follow the current Faculty Handbook as it pertains to faculty roles and responsibilities.
Interact with the Registrar’s office in transcript evaluation and recording of student progress, as required.
Actively participate in marketing of the programs as well as forming partnerships with colleagues and students where appropriate.
Contribute to the integration of faith and learning by addressing this issue in class and in curriculum standards.
Fulfill any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Specific to this Position
Oversee curriculum development for the History major.
Complete periodic program review reports for the History major.
Participate in admissions efforts and in the marketing of the History program, as required.
Assist the dean with vetting, orienting, and evaluating adjunct faculty in the discipline, as required.
A terminal degree in an appropriate academic discipline is required. Graduate background in biblical/theological studies and an established record of leadership in and service to the Church beyond North America are strongly desired. A track record of active membership and engagement in a local Christian congregation is essential, as are agreement with and support for the “Theological Context for NCU Community Life” statement. Evidence of current and ongoing scholarly activity and participation in professional development opportunities are highly desirable, as well as familiarity with NCU’s Stone-Campbell heritage.
Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience utilizing e-mail for the purposes of organizational communications. Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to the position. Individual must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Working Conditions/Special Requirements
NCU employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy, project a positive and vibrant attitude in assisting people, and have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
The position may require lifting up to 25 lbs., as well as bending, stooping and kneeling.
This position description is subject to change at any time.
About Northwest Christian University
Northwest Christian University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage Northwest Christian University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.