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The successful candidate for this faculty position in the Department of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary will assume the full responsibility of a tenure-track teaching professor at the DTS Dallas (or possibly Houston) campus, with one course a semester usually taught at an external campus. In accordance with the mission of the Seminary and the BE 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 Bible Exposition Department:
The Bible Exposition (BE) Department exists historically at DTS out of a commitment of its founders to ground all of the Seminary’s students in all 66 books of the Word of God. This perspective is distinct among most academic departments of Biblical Studies at seminaries. The goals of the BE Department at DTS include aiding the student: 1) to discover the unifying message of each book and how the various parts of a book support this message, 2) to demonstrate how the message of each book contributes to the overall biblical theology of the Scriptures, 3) to develop a consistent, literal, grammatical, historical, literary, and theological approach to Scripture, and 4) to guide students into an understanding of valid applications of Scripture. This is done with a primary focus on the biblical text while still seeking to be versed in the current issues of academic research. More information of the distinctives and methodologies of the BE Department at DTS are available in the DTS catalogue (https://www.dts.edu/academics/catalog/).
Academic Responsibilities (reporting to the Chair of the Bible Exposition Department)
Teach a full-time load (18-20 credit hours per academic year)
Be prepared to teach any of the seven required departmental courses (see catalog) as well as selective elective courses according to departmental criteria
Be fully supportive of the mission, goals, and methods of the Bible Exposition Department
Participate in weekly department meetings
Participate in Online & Distance Learning 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 Ph.D. exams and dissertation defenses as assigned
Make progress toward tenure and promotions as indicated in the Faculty Handbook
Attend weekly faculty meetings on the DTS campus
Participate in student orientation, Day@dts (recruitment), and other events involving the faculty
Attend Chapel programs, the annual Faculty Workshop (mid-August) and Commencement (mid-May)
Serve on faculty committees as assigned
Represent the Department and the Seminary in research and publication
Represent DTS by ministering at outside conferences, camps, and churches.
The ideal candidate must have a completed terminal degree (either a Ph.D. or Th.D., not a D.Min.) in Biblical Studies (preferably with an emphasis on exposition, biblical theology or synthesis).
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The candidate must be prepared to sign the DTS Doctrinal Statement (www.dts.edu/about/doctrinal-statement/) without reservation each year. In addition, they must sign the following statements annually: DTS’ Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality (www.dts.edu/about/policies/marriage-sexuality/), the DTS Community Covenant (www.dts.edu/about/policies/communitycovenant/), and the Men and Women Learning Together at DTS statement. 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 ministry (10 years or more preferred) and have a strong conviction of value of expositional teaching/preaching 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.
At this time, applicants who are either related or engaged to be married to any current DTS employee cannot be considered for this position. 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.