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Simpson University is a Christ-centered learning community committed to developing each student in mind, faith, and character for a lifetime of meaningful work and service in a constantly changing world.
A.W. Tozer theological Seminary and School of Biblical Studies, a school of ministry at Simpson University, equips Christ-followers to handle God’s Word competently, and to respond to the Spirit’s calling for effective service to Christ and His Church in a lost and dying world that needs to encounter the living God.
Using multiple educational delivery systems, A.W. Tozer Seminary challenges Christian servant-leaders to live worthy of their calling, handle God’s Word accurately for life change, walk in the Spirit with integrity, take the Gospel to all peoples, and competently shepherd ministries within Christ’s Church among the diverse people groups of the world.
Be a believer in Christ and have a vital Christian experience, able to vibrantly model one’s spiritual walk with students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Be committed to the mission of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), teaching Jesus as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King; licensed or ordained within the C&MA (male or female) preferred; must be at least licensable (perspective is consistent with C&MA beliefs) if she or he is from another denomination.
Be active in a local church and/or ministry organization modeling for students what it is like to abide in Christ and serve others using one’s gifts.
Demonstrate a high view of the authority of Christian Scripture, the sanctity of life, human sexuality, and biblical singleness and marriage.
Hold a Ph.D. in New Testament or within the broad discipline of Biblical Studies; or may consider a doctoral candidate.
Have at least five (5) years successful ministry experience (local church staff, cross-cultural ministry), or teaching experience in higher education.
Demonstrate Christian character (as reflected in character references) evidencing maturity and appreciation for the diverse nature of the Church. She or he should be able to articulate her/his calling for this type of ministry.
Demonstrate an ability to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels in Christian higher education.
Have a record of being a positive colleague, modeling the fruits of the Spirit, with colleagues and constituents.
Be able to provide instruction to students on campus in a relational manner, online with students via instructional technology, and/or via hybrid instructional technologies serving the seminary community.
Preference will be given to candidates who:
Demonstrate an appreciation for the heritage of Simpson University and the Christian & Missionary Alliance influencing the world for Christ missionally.
Can bring unity and diversity to the Seminary faculty, staff, and students in attitude and action with preference for an individual of color and/or a person with significant international or cross-cultural experience and an international perspective as Simpson is committed to being the “Gateway to World Service.”
Teach four (4) Bible, Theology, or Ministry related higher education courses per semester as assigned by the Seminary dean.
Assist the Seminary and University leadership in the assessment of program learning outcomes (PLOs) within the Seminary annually for the purpose of continuous improvement.
Affirm annually the University’s Statement of Faith (also the same as the C&MA’s Statement of Faith) and other documents as required: specifically, the sanctity of life, human sexuality, and singleness and marriage in Christian tradition policies of the C&MA.
Administrate and supervise a designated program within the seminary as assigned (i.e., BA Biblical Studies, MA Ministry Leadership, or Master of Divinity degree).
Advise a portion of the seminary student body as assigned (either graduate or undergraduate) consistent with supervisory duties.
Informally provide spiritual mentoring opportunities for students within the seminary or university community, and provide opportunities for students to gain a perspective of a positive Christian Worldview and ethical framework for life.
Participate in Seminary and University faculty discussions and decisions.
Other duties as assigned.
This faculty position serves within the Seminary academic unit of Simpson University for supervision. The direct supervisor will be the dean. This is within the chain of command of the Provost who has the ultimate supervisory relationship with this faculty member.
Evaluation and Guidelines:
All faculty members operate within the guidelines of the University Faculty Handbook regarding hiring, agreements or contracts, rank, promotion, responsibilities, faculty development, grievance processes, evaluation, separation, and other policy matters.
Simpson University, California’s only Christian university north of Sacramento, has been educating and shaping world-influencers for nearly 100 years. Fully accredited, Simpson offers 25 liberal arts and professional studies degrees, an adult degree-completion program, graduate studies, and credential programs, serving more than 1,000 students a year.
One of four schools of higher education of The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, Simpson’s students come from all over the world – the majority from California. More than 30 percent of traditional undergraduates are first-generation college students, and ethnic diversity characterizes almost one-third of the population.
Nearly two-thirds of Simpson’s full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field of study and come from major universities around the U.S. They are award-winning scholars, writers and composers who choose to be in an academic environment where they can integrate faith and learning. With a ratio of one professor for every 11 students, Simpson offers an intensely personal classroom experience. Students are encouraged to engage in original research projects with professors, resulting in publications and national presentations that boost their graduate school and career prospects.