Full-Time Faculty Position Description

Position Title: Full-Time Teaching Faculty


Position Summary:  Faculty serve as contracted, full-time instructors providing consistent quality education contributing to the accomplishment of the institutional Mission. Faculty are assigned courses related to degree discipline and area of professional expertise and are expected to exemplify mature Christian character and to serve as mentors and models of authentic Christian ministry and service in keeping with the institution’s statement of faith, policies, and practices. Faculty work collegially under the oversight of the Academic Dean to promote student success, ministry development, and educational effectiveness. Faculty members are expected to participate in required meetings, events, assigned areas of academic oversight, and participate in academic assessment.



Essential Functions


  1. Provide 4 courses of academic instruction per academic year consisting of 42 hours of lecture, 21 hours of preparation and grading per course (total of 63 hours per course).
  2. Overload of up to 3 additional adjunct courses can be contracted upon approval of the Academic Dean.
  3. Maintain 20 hours per week of regularly scheduled office hours and be available for the support of students.
  4. Participate in syllabus and course development.
  5. Participate in assigned assessment of student learning outcomes.
  6. Participate regularly in faculty meetings, annual faculty self-evaluations and supervisor evaluations, committee service as assigned, annual graduation events and commencements.   


Additional Marginal Functions


1.         Represent the institution to various external entities and outside agencies regarding mission, goals, and objectives.

2.         Foster an environment that promotes respect for others and recognizes initiative and excellence. 

3.         Support institutional activities and special events through attendance or participation.

4.         Communicate an accurate image of the institution to the public, and be a positive and active representative of the institution.

5.         Maintain confidentiality of institutional information exposed to in the course of business.

6.         Perform such other academic services as assigned by the Academic Dean.





1.         Knowledge of and commitment to the Mission, Statement of Faith, and Philosophy of Education of the institution.

2.         Ability to utilize metrics to measure educational effectiveness.

3.         Ability to perform satisfactorily in a higher education office work environment.

4.         Skill in using the tools of a modern office environment.

5.         Skill in making presentations to individuals and groups.

6.         Skill in communicating well in both oral and written forms.

7.         Skill in interpersonal relations, including the ability to relate professionally to students, faculty, and staff.


Education and Experience


1.         Requires an earned degree (M.Div. or equivalent for undergraduate programs with doctoral degree preferred) from an accredited institution in the appropriate discipline.

2.         Five to ten years of progressive instructor experience. Must have a demonstrated record of teaching, scholarship and service.

3.         Experience with using technology and education resources for teaching and learning, as well as proficiency with online instruction and course management systems.

4.         Ability to assist in the evaluation and assessment of student learning outcomes and curriculum review.

5.         The individual must be a seasoned professional who can provide exceptional instruction along with demonstrated Christian character.

6.         Pastoral or ministry experience preferred.






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