Professor of New Testament (open rank)

In by Catherine McDowell

Website Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Position Description

Title: Professor of New Testament (open rank)

Description:
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (www.gordonconwell.edu) announces a tenure-track faculty position in the area of New Testament beginning in the fall of 2022. The seminary is an evangelical multi-denominational school with campuses in South Hamilton, Boston, Charlotte and Jacksonville. The school offers M.Div, M.A., Th.M. and D.Min. degrees.

Candidates should have a passion for training men and women in the study and interpretation of the New Testament for ministries of preaching and teaching in a wide range of contexts around the world. The ideal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish) and have a demonstrated capacity for academic scholarship, exemplary classroom leadership, a deep commitment to the local church, and genuine personal integrity. Above all, the candidate should exhibit a love of God and an embrace of the Gospel.

The position involves full teaching responsibilities in the Southeast region (principally Charlotte, NC) as well as attending all faculty meetings and providing advisement for Biblical Studies students. The Southeast region includes the campuses of Charlotte, NC, and Jacksonville, FL, and is distinguished within the institution for its emphasis on innovative teaching strategies that serve remote students through digital modalities. We are moving toward the development of relational, learning hubs in which faculty will teach on site at various regional locales in order to cultivate relationships with students who are clustered around these locales. Faculty are expected to thrive in digital teaching modalities and to prioritize time spent in person with students outside class.

Academic Experience
The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field related to New Testament. Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected. Experience and exposure to seminary and church communities is very important.

Personal Profile
The person seeking this position should be a person of Christian character and at home in the evangelical ethos of Gordon-Conwell. The person should be manifestly collegial in their relationships, demonstrating an ability to work well with colleagues who represent various ecclesial traditions at Gordon-Conwell.  The person should be committed to academic excellence, to the spiritual nurturing of students, and to the life of the church. Persons of color, women, international scholars, and individuals with bilingual abilities are encouraged to apply.

Classroom Teaching
The person seeking this position must demonstrate a competence in classroom teaching, including graduate level courses in Greek exegesis. The precise courses would be chosen to reflect the particular research and experiential strengths of the professor, but the expectation is that the professor would teach core courses central to the MDiv program.

Theological Commitments
Faculty members must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and Commentary(http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/documents/mission.pdf) and must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith(http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/basis_faith.php) and Community Life Statement(https://www.gordonconwell.edu/community/practices-policies/community-life-statement/).

Institutional Benefits
The position is a continuing-status track (our term for tenure) appointment.  Benefits include a portion of medical coverage, retirement plan with TIAA, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

Beginning Date
Fall 2022

Application Deadline
Feb 1, 2022

Application Process
Formal C.V. including names of at least three references should be emailed with a cover letter to: Dr. Gerry Wheaton, Academic Dean of the Southeast Region, gwheaton@gordonconwell.edu. No hard copy mail inquiries please. Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview at the request of the search committee.

To apply for this job email your details to gwheaton@gordonconwell.edu