Messiah College Messiah College, College Avenue, Grantham, PA, United States
Dec 20, 2017Full time
Biblical Studies and Religious Studies Faculty The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies at Messiah College invites applications for a Term-Tenure Track position in biblical studies. Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include general education Bible courses, some departmental major courses in biblical studies, and involvement in the college’s interdisciplinary core course and/or first-year seminar program. Qualifications: Ph.D. in New Testament, Early Christian Origins, or related field required. Evidence of strong commitments to teaching undergraduates in the liberal arts tradition is expected. A commitment to a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives that pay attention to diversity and inclusive excellence is also expected. Candidate must fully support our female students as they prepare for ministry in the church at all levels. The Program: The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies offers two academic majors: Biblical and Religious Studies and Christian Ministries. Additionally, the department provides general education courses for all undergraduate students. The Department: The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies is a community of students and Christian scholars who specialize in biblical studies, religious history, theology, world religions, and Christian ministry. Our goal is to model and encourage informed thinking about Christian faith and practice and the role of religion in the world. We foster spiritual and theological reflection that enables individuals to develop and deepen Christian commitment, interpret matters of faith intelligently, and minister to others with wisdom and compassion. The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship. Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments. Starting Date: August 2018 Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with academic credentials and qualifications and experience. Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed beginning January 31, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae and additional materials as described in the official job posting (see link below). Documentation should clearly explain how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received. Please apply via the following link: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12050 Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.