Great Texts (Theology) F258 in the Honors College

Institution Name: 
Azusa Pacific University 
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The Honors College at Azusa Pacific University seeks a full-time faculty person (open rank) to teach in a Humanities Great Texts program. Specific expertise in Christian theology, historical theology, philosophy of religion, or philosophical theology is required.

The Honors College telos is to liberally educate the next generation of intellectually gifted Christian leaders. The curriculum features “high-impact” practices that foster student engagement and improve learning, including a common, interconnected curriculum, a strong first-year experience, engagement with life’s big questions, rigorous writing-intensive classes, and a year-long capstone experience. The Honors College strives to produce scholarly disciples, equipped and worthy to assume positions of influence, having grown in wisdom, virtue, faith, and eloquence.

Faculty members in the Honors College are generalists who teach courses in an integrated humanities program. Each class in the program integrates philosophy, history, literature, aesthetics, writing, speaking, Bible, and theology. Candidates must be eager to work with students from a variety of academic majors, helping them grow, not simply in understanding, but in the practice of leadership, virtue, and faith.

Ideal candidates will be accomplished lecturers and discussion facilitators who offer the following:

Experience in a Great Texts program either as a student or as a teacher
- A record of teaching excellence
- A passion for learning and for the humanities
- A record of scholarly activity
- Competence in writing instruction
- An eagerness to aid the intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth of high-achieving students
- A capability to help students sharpen their capacities to think critically, listen attentively, and communicate cogently, clearly, and persuasively
- An ability to work well in a highly collaborative work environment

Additional Information: 
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at, to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure: 
To review the complete description and to apply, visit Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Contact Name: 
Haley Phillips
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Contact Phone Number: 
(626) 815-2076
Address Line 1: 
P.O. Box 9000
City State Zip/Postal Code: 
Azusa, CA 91072