Professor of Church History

Institution Name: 
Acadia Divinity College
Start Date: 
July 1, 2018

The Faculty member will serve as a Professor of Church History in a team environment that places students at the centre of the educational experience, equipping them to lead with passion, purpose, skills, and knowledge to serve the mission of the Christian church in the reality of ever-changing cultures. The successful candidate will provide excellence and innovation in teaching and in research, and will promote appreciation of and understanding of the Christian heritage, both in the College and in the wider constituency.

Specifically, the incumbent will be familiar with the potential and the challenges of equipping Christians to serve the church well in contemporary culture, and will be able to teach Christian History in ways that will effectively equip church leaders.

The successful candidate will participate in, and contribute to, the life and mission of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada.

This is a tenure-track position. Academic rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. A highly qualified candidate may be appointed to the Thomas James Armstrong Memorial Professorship of Church History. Additionally, in due course, the successful candidate may be appointed as Director of the Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies.

Qualifications:

--A completed Ph.D. in History with a focus on Christian History and an understanding of Baptist History, and must clearly demonstrate excellence in research and teaching as well as student mentorship. Experience in teaching at the seminary level is an asset.
--An ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in Christian History.
--An ability to supervise graduate student theses at the MA (Theology) and DMin levels.
--A clear familiarity with the potential and challenges of equipping Christians to serve the church well in contemporary culture.
--Familiarity with technology and the ability to use relevant technologies for teaching.
--A heart for supporting and equipping Christian leaders.
--A commitment to a local church.

Preference will be given to those with ministry experience in the local church and experience of teaching Christian History.

Contact Name: 
Dr. Harry Gardner, President
Contact Email Address: 
Contact Phone Number: 
902-585-2213
Address Line 1: 
Acadia Divinity College
Address Line 2: 
15 University Avenue
City State Zip/Postal Code: 
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6
Country: 
Canada