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Professor of Christian Origins

--Missional University--

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.

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    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

    Course Development

    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.

    Course Delivery

    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

    Career Opportunities:
    Personal Development
        
    Faculty Training:
    Job Security:
    Overachieving Possibilities:
    School Faculty / University Size:

    10-25  / 120+ PEOPLE

    School / Department:

    SCHOOL OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
    DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL & CONTEXTUAL THEOLOGY

    Commitment Level:

    3 - 5 YEAR AGREEMENT

    Organization Maturity:

    GROUND FLOOR OPPORTUNITY

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    Faculty Role

    • Not an adjunct position

    • Serve as departmental faculty

    • Part of faculty governance

    What qualifications are needed?

    Beliefs

    Personal commitment to the university Christian faith statement

    Ethos

    Personal commitment to the university ethos statement

    Passion

    Passionate about the mission of the Missional University

    Testimony

    A vibrant Christian testimony

    Doctoral Degree

    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

    Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level, preferably online

    Mission Experience 

    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.