Professor of Christian Origins
The School of Theological Studies at Missional University invites applications for an online faculty position in Christian Origins. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from an accredited institution and be prepared to teach undergraduate upper division and graduate level courses. Applicants may teach online from anywhere on the globe and do not have to have US residency, but must be fluent in English and have a stable internet connection. Applicants must have practical missions experience in a cross-cultural context.
What's great in the job?
Mission, Vision and Core Values of the University focus on the mission of God in the world
Position is 100% online, remote position
Educational innovation combines interdisciplinary curriculum design with theological reflection and experiential learning to create uniqueness
Missional University is not a Christian liberal arts university, nor a Bible college, nor a seminary - but instead has a focus on equipping non-clergy to join the work of God in the world by merging faith, career, and mission
45% of degree programs are totally unique to Missional University
Online visitors engage Missional University sites from more than 60 countries every week.
Faculty and staff are geographically distributed from Alaska to New Zealand
The online Administration Center provides virtual offices with video conferencing capabilities for staff and administrators.
Possible Course Load
Jesus & Mission in the Shadow of Empire
Images of Jesus in Non-European Cultures
New Testament Contextualization
Insiders Versus Outsiders: Missional Ethos
Sensitivity Towards Outsiders: Missional Ethics
Relate Christian Origins courses to biblical foundations and the missio Dei [mission of God] in Christian scripture and practice.
Develop eLearning courses to equip Christian believers to apply theology to contextual issues
The successful applicant functions as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) working with an instructional technologist to design, develop and deploy his or her own courses. Course development begin immediately upon hire.
Courses are offered totally online
Courses are offered in 8 week academic terms
There are 5 academic terms each year
Programs are available at the Associate, Bachelor degree completion, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels
Students from a variety of degree programs are required to take a "theology of" course that relates to the area of their major
What qualifications are needed?
Personal commitment to the university Christian faith statement
Personal commitment to the university ethos statement
Passionate about the mission of the Missional University
A vibrant Christian testimony
Doctoral degree in New Testament or Theology (Ph.D.) with a focus on the sociocultural interpretation of scripture from an accredited (recognized by the US Department of Education or international equivalent) university or seminary
Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level, preferably online
Practical missions experience in a vulnerable and/or underserved community in country of residence or internationally
Biblical Studies Doctorate
DMin and EdD APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.