Full-time Faculty in Biblical Studies (OT emphasis), Dean of Seminary
Horizon College & Seminary invites applications for a full-time faculty position in biblical studies (OT emphasis), who may also serve as the Dean of the Seminary. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019 and is subject to budgetary approval.
Horizon College & Seminary is an evangelical Christian leadership college, and Canada’s first and only theological college offering Competency-Based Education at the undergraduate level. Horizon also offers graduate-level courses in partnership with Providence Theological Seminary and the Saskatoon Theological Union. Located in Saskatoon, one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, Horizon College & Seminary is entering into multi-denominational partnerships. Anticipating growth, Horizon is moving into a new building in Saskatoon in 2020.
The successful candidate will have:
- by the fall semester of 2019, completed a doctoral degree in biblical studies (OT emphasis).
- a strong commitment to the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s statement of faith.
- demonstrated spiritual maturity.
- demonstrated commitment to a local church.
Additionally, the ideal candidate might have:
- experience teaching in an undergraduate Christian college, including with online teaching.
- ministry experience in a local church.
The successful candidate will:
- Support the institution’s mission of advancing God’s Kingdom by preparing competent Christian leaders for Spirit-empowered life and ministry.
- Maintain or obtain active ministerial credentials with an evangelical Christian denomination, specifically the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the Church of God in Canada, or the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
- Learn, articulate, and employ Horizon’s distinct Competency-Based Education model.
- Engage students well both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Teach up to a total of six undergraduate courses per year in two of the following areas: Bible, pastoral ministry and leadership, church history, theology, or general studies.
- Teach up to 1 course per year off-campus, outside of Saskatoon.
- Develop online courses to supplement their on-campus teaching.
- Learn and operate within various online management systems (Populi, Basecamp, Portfolium, etc.).
- Potentially develop graduate level syllabi to complement their undergraduate courses.
- Potentially serve as the Dean of the Seminary.
- Potentially serve as denominational program liaison with the Church of God in Canada, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, or the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
- Engage in ongoing professional and scholarly development.
- Abide by the Horizon College & Seminary code of conduct.
- Regularly attend and maintain membership in a local church.
- Participate in weekly college chapels.
- Disciple students, potentially by leading a weekly college Life Group meeting.
- Exhibit empathy in pastoral care of students and collegiality with colleagues.
- Participate in regular faculty, staff, and other committee meetings.
- Represent Horizon in constituency churches and denominational events periodically throughout the year.
To apply, please submit the following:
- Cover letter
- Statement of Teaching Preparation (up to one page): Identify your two preferred areas of teaching (Bible, pastoral ministry and leadership, church history, theology, or general studies) and what preparation you have, by academic training and experience, to teach in the specific areas you have identified.
- Personal Faith Testimony (up to one page): Summarize your journey to faith and your faith development.
- Statement of Ministry Experience (up to one page): Summarize your history of ministry experience in paragraph form, noting any denominational ministry credentials you have.
- Statement of Theological Positions (up to one page): Explain your personal views regarding marriage, women in ministry leadership, and charismatic gifts in the church.
- Evidence of post-secondary teaching effectiveness, if available, such as recorded lectures, previously used syllabi, course evaluations, or faculty evaluations.
- Statement of Philosophy of Teaching and Learning (up to one page): Summarize your understanding of the purpose of theological education and the role of teachers and students within theological education.
- Sample of published scholarship, if available.
- Unofficial photocopies of all graduate academic transcripts.
- Reference information: Note the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three or four references who will submit reference letters directly to Horizon. Two references should be pastoral references and at least one should be academic. References should speak to the applicant’s character, spiritual maturity, commitment to a local church, and suitability for teaching at a Christian leadership college. Applicants should request the references to email their letters to the attention of Dr. Andrew Gabriel at email@example.com.
Applicants should submit their application package, preferably as one file, in PDF format by email to the attention of Dr. Andrew Gabriel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note “Faculty Application” in the email subject line.
All materials must be received by January 26, 2019 for full consideration. Additional documents may be requested at a later date.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
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