Saturday, 22 December 2012

Faculty Jobs

George Fox University

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the university lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply. 

Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor
1. Teaching:
? Courses in Christian history and theology from a Wesleyan perspective
? Courses in pastoral studies, Christian ethics, and spiritual formation
2. Scholarship:
? Maintain active engagement in Wesleyan scholarly guilds
? Maintain a sustained pattern of peer-reviewed publication as called for in theGeorge Fox University Faculty Handbook
3. Service:
? Support the university’s Free Methodist Center
? Participate in the ongoing support of the seminaryprograms and curriculum
? Serve on faculty committees, participate in the life of the university and seminary community, provide academic advisement to students, and engage in other duties normally associated with full-time faculty members
? Support local faith communities and community service efforts as appropriate
The Seminary:
George Fox Evangelical Seminary is a multi-denominational, evangelical, university-based seminary committed to equipping women and men academically, spiritually, emotionally, and theologically for ministry in the church and world. We are locatedin Portland, Oregon. Students in the Local Learning Community (LLC) attend classes one or two days per week on a full- or part-time basis. Students in the Online Learning Community (OLC) do the bulk of their coursework online, in community with a group of fellow students (cohorts), and travel to campus two or three times a year for face-to-face course intensives. Whether on campus or online, our faculty and staff create a set of learning environments that support students' education, training, and mentoring for leadership service.
We exist to serve the present and future age by developing students as leaders and scholars to be influencers in the Kingdom of God. By integrating spiritual formation into a historical, theological, biblical, and pastoral curriculum, students are encouraged to deepen their understanding of themselves as connected to God, the church, and the world. 

1) The applicant must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and be actively involved in a local church. In addition, she or he must commit to live in agreement with the university's lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed int he university's Statement of Faith:
2) Ph.D. in Wesleyan studies, preferably in historical theology or systematic theology. ABD considered only if degree will be in hand by August 1, 2013.
3) Teaching experience in, and commitment to support, traditional classroom, online and hybrid course delivery at the graduate level.
4) Commitment to the university's statement of diversitiy:
5) Demonstration of scholarship, including academic conference presentations and scholarly presentations.
6) Commitment to a Wesleyan concern for the church and for training women and men as pastors and ministry leaders.
7) Commitment to the integration of faith and learning, which includes integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ and subjecting the insights we derive through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture.
8) Preferred: ordination credentials from a church in the Wesleyan tradition and five years of ministry experience in the Wesleyan tradition.
9) Women and person of non-Caucasian descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution with more than 1850 students and 300 faculty and staff, on a 200 acre campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma. OBU transforms lives by equipping students to: pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. Oklahoma Baptist University welcomes applications from qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, gender, national orig....more info

The assistant or associate professor of history will have primary responsibilities for teaching core and major degree courses, particularly the Western Civilization sequence and American history courses.
Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching
Ability to teach upper-level courses in post-Reconstruction American history
Willingness to teach in summer and/or January terms, as needed
Commitment to fulfill faculty responsibilities as outlined in the university’s Faculty Handbook, including committee service, academic advising, student recruitment, and curriculum development.

Preferred:  Ph.D. degree in American history or related field
Required:  M.A. degree in American history or related field, with significant graduate work toward the Ph.D. degree
Preferred:  Teaching history at the college level; some experience in secondary education social science; ability to teach geography
Knowledge of pedagogies appropriate to the teaching of history; energetic and enthusiastic personality, with high standards of conduct and a collegial attitude.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
Special Requirements:
The assistant or associate professor of history should possess the following qualities:
  • the ability to work with people of various backgrounds
  • the ability to organize projects, to supervise their completion, and to work with others
  • the ability to communicate constructively and professionally with colleagues and students.
Other Expectations:
Candidates must exhibit commitment to the ideals of Liberal Arts education and be an active member of an evangelical congregation.

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