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Position Description Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan invites applications for a full time tenure-track faculty position in Intercultural Studies (50%) and Ministry (50%) beginning Fall 2020.
Requirements This position is housed in the Bible Religion Ministry Division (BRM) at Cornerstone University. Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate courses in both Intercultural Studies and Ministry programs such as: Introduction to Intercultural Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Contemporary Global Issues, Poverty and Justice, Leadership, and the like. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in re-envisioning the Intercultural Studies Program where Cornerstone is committed to seeing Christ-honoring graduates, academically informed with respectful intercultural competencies entering various vocations in our increasingly diverse communities. Though this degree will support those interested in long-term missions classically understood, our vision is to equip students for a broader workplace as well. Administrative work will include serving the BRM Division’s assessment needs and committee work as determined by the Academic Vice President.
Additional requirements include the following: • Ability to mentor students toward diverse vocational opportunities. • Knowledge and skill in cross-cultural competencies. • Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. • Ability to support Cornerstone’s Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and subsequent efforts to engage the campus in conversations related to diversity. • Effective in team contexts, particularly with diverse colleagues. • Interest in pursuing further interdisciplinary scholarship and research. • A completed Master degree in Intercultural Studies. However, a terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Intercultural Studies is preferred.
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants will be contacted if an interview is desired. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Each candidate must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, be active in a local church and espouse a theology that supports the values and mission of Cornerstone University as evidenced by fully affirming the university’s doctrinal statement, “The Cornerstone Confession”.