The successful candidate for this faculty position in the Department of World Missions and Intercultural Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary will assume the full responsibility of a tenure-track teaching professor at the DTS Dallas campus, with one course a semester usually taught at an external campus. In accordance with the mission of the Seminary and the WMIS Department, this individual will seek to prepare godly servant leaders for a lifetime of study, exposition, and application of the Scriptures. Faculty members support the educational process by not only teaching but also by advising students, serving on committees, addressing projects as assigned, and by assisting at strategic events.
Distinctives of the World Missions and Intercultural Studies Department:
The World Missions and Intercultural Studies Department exists to motivate and prepare students to fulfill Christ’s mandate and make disciples among all nations. The department is a resource for the Seminary regarding cross-cultural and intercultural aspects of ministry. It gives biblical, theoretical, and practical preparation for intercultural evangelism, church planting, leadership development, Christian education, and Christian higher education. The department also prepares students for intercultural parachurch ministries and seeks to train leaders for the growing global missionary movement.
Academic Responsibilities (reporting to the Chair of the World Missions and Intercultural Studies Department)
Teach a full-time load (16-20 credit hours per academic year) within the department
Be fully supportive of the mission, goals, and methods of the World Missions and Intercultural Studies Department
Participate in weekly department meetings
Participate in External Studies programs as assigned to complete teaching responsibilities (or to supplement salary)
Maintain required office hours (4 per week) and be available for student mentoring and advising as assigned
Supervise theses and dissertations in the department as assigned
Participate in DMin. exams and dissertation defenses as assigned
The ideal candidate must have a completed terminal academic degree (either a DMiss. or Ph.D.) in Missions.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The candidate must be in full agreement with and must sign the following statements annually: DTS Doctrinal Statement (https://www.dts.edu/about/doctrinal-statement/), DTS’ Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality (https://www.dts.edu/about/policies/marriage-sexuality/), and the DTS Community Covenant (https://www.dts.edu/about/policies/communitycovenant/). Each professor at DTS is committed to living by the lifestyle standards stated in the Faculty Handbook.
The successful candidate must have proven experience in overseas missions work (10 years or significant overseas experience preferred) and have a strong conviction of value of preparation for missions both overseas and at home, with a clear passion for both pastoral ministry and theological education. They must have experience demonstrating an ability to teach in higher theological education and be able to work as a member of a team.
Employment is contingent on the results of a criminal background check at the point of hire.
About Dallas Theological Seminary
Founded in 1924, Dallas Theological Seminary's mission is, “to glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide.” DTS wants to help men and women fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, or more simply: Teach Truth. Love Well.