Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinguished candidates for a one-year faculty appointment in the Christian Ministries program. This position, which begins in August 2019, is not a tenure track position and is pending university approval. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Appropriate earned doctorate is preferred but consideration will be given to candidates in the midst of doctoral studies. Prior ministry experience is necessary. A specialization in a particular area of ministry is desirable (e.g., children, youth, urban, camping). Quality teaching with some college teaching experience is desirable, and online or nontraditional course delivery experience is an additional potential asset. Candidates should also know that as a department we affirm the university statement that “the Holy Bible is the only inspired, authoritative written word of God, progressively revealing God’s will for humankind,” and that, therefore, the Bible, correctly interpreted, is true and trustworthy in all it affirms. Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant and their belief in the Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
The appointee will teach courses in the Christian Ministries program. Applicants will be expected to teach across the core Christian Ministries curriculum with a focus on classes on Spiritual Formation, Leadership Development, Inductive Study of the Bible, and Program and Curriculum Development. Faculty teaching loads are twenty-four hours spread over a 4-1-4 academic calendar year.
The BSCP department consists of fourteen full-time faculty members (3 full-time in Christian Ministries, plus adjuncts) and provides instruction in biblical literature, theology, Christian ministry and philosophy. In addition to seven minors and a certificate program, majors are offered in biblical literature, Christian ministries, philosophy, and youth ministry. Graduates are prepared for professional and graduate programs in theological seminaries and in university departments of religion and philosophy. Many students also enter into church and parachurch vocations immediately upon graduation. The department also contributes significantly to the general education curriculum of all students.
Taylor University is located in the small town environment of Upland, Indiana, seventy miles north of Indianapolis and fifty miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Inquiries, credentials, a CV, and supporting materials should be addressed to: Dr. Tom Jones, Dean of School of Humanities, Arts, and Biblical Studies at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc,. Likely candidates will be sent an appointment questionnaire for completion and return. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,870 on its Upland, Indiana, campus, is known for its distinctive community of scholarship and faith. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality, which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. Graduate program in higher education is offered. In addition, Taylor Online serves over 1,200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats in distance/distributed learning environments.