Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Theology

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Theology
Position Number: FT-ACAD-SOCT-02032017
Departments: School of Christian Thought
Reports To: Dean, School of Christian Thought
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

The School of Christian Thought is currently seeking a full-time faculty member for the Department of Theology to begin with the Fall 2017 semester.  Rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

The Department of Theology has four undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees, including the recently launched Master of Divinity (MDiv).  Courses are taught both face-to-face online, and the successful candidate will teach across the academic levels, including introductory Bible and theology courses in the University’s core curriculum.  Previous experience teaching online is preferred but not essential.

Job Responsibilities

  • Teaching face-to-face and online courses as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Theology
  • Advise students as needed
  • Availability for service and committee work as needed

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have appropriate academic (PhD or terminal degree) and professional experience in a field related to one of the areas in the Department of Theology—Old Testament, New Testament, Historical Theology, or Practical Theology.  The candidate will provide documentation of an excellent teaching record and evidence of scholarly interests and achievements. Candidates should have a strong research record and a clear research agenda.

Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is an independent, private Christian liberal arts institution with a diverse student body. It has access to all the cultural advantages of one of the largest metropolitan centers in the country. For more information about the University and the School of Christian Thought, visit http://www.hbu.edu.

The University is in the process of implementing its Ten Pillars vision and anticipates significant growth in student enrollment and university programs. The successful candidate will also be able to articulate a vision for the role of his or her discipline at HBU that is supportive of the Ten Pillars vision statement.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.

Qualified candidates should complete an Academic Appointment Application found at www.hbu.edu/jobs. Following submission of the application, instructions for submission of any additional documents will be emailed to the applicant.

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.

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