NCU seeks to fill a full-time faculty position for a professor of Biblical Studies and World Christianity. The successful candidate will be an accomplished Christian scholar/leader in a non-North American context with expertise and a successful track record in teaching Bible courses at the undergraduate level. Although the candidate will present primary expertise in either New Testament or Old Testament, this faculty position requires a ‘biblical generalist’ who is able to teach a broad range of courses in the undergraduate Bible curriculum. This person will also be equipped to teach at least one of the biblical languages (Greek or Hebrew).
The professor of Biblical Studies and World Christianity will encourage students to look at the Christian Bible from a “World Church” perspective, effectively integrating biblical interpretations from scholarship through a global Christian lens. This instructor will join a growing team of resident experts from diverse iterations of World Christianity who engage the entire campus community by leading special chapel services, collaborating with NCU faculty across the disciplines, providing discussion forums and/or special lectures, working with the Mission Club, advising groups engaged in short-term mission trips and projects, relating to local church constituencies, etc.
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
Provide leadership and mentorship for students majoring in Biblical Studies or Theology.
Support and promote activities and programs of the Center for World Christianity.
Supervise graduate research projects in biblical studies for the MPhil in Theology program (additional compensation provided).
A terminal degree in biblical studies from a regionally or nationally accredited institution is required. Educational and/or professional experience outside of North America is essential. Must hold and demonstrate a solid commitment to the authority of the Bible as Holy Scripture. A successful track record in undergraduate teaching experience in Biblical Studies is strongly preferred, as well as familiarity with Stone-Campbell heritage of NCU.
Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in English.
Candidate must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the NCU Theological Context for Community statement.
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.