Theology Faculty Position

Institution Name: 
Lincoln Christian University
Start Date: 
August 1, 2021

Lincoln Christian University (LCU) is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time (rank open) faculty member in Theology, effective August 1, 2021. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in LCU's undergraduate division. Teaching responsibilities will include both first year and upper division courses in theology. An occasional opportunity to teach graduate courses in theology is also a possibility. An ability to contribute philosophy courses to the undergraduate interdisciplinary studies program would also be highly valued. The applicant will be expected to teach online as well as on campus.

Qualifications:

  • research doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in Theology or directly related field (ABD applicants or those currently enrolled in a doctoral program may receive consideration)
  • demonstrated achievement or potential in classroom teaching and of scholarly contribution
  • experience in or willingness to train for online instruction
  • evidenced collegiality and collaboration with others
  • balanced commitment to the Church, to Christian higher education, and to the broader
    academy

Applicants who have applied theology in a ministry setting will be preferred. Given the nature of the position, preferential consideration will be given to members of Independent Christian Churches or Churches of Christ. Applicants should be prepared to respond to the University's mission, statement of faith, core values, and philosophy of education (which are available at www.lincolnchristian.edu/about-us/).

Responsibilities:

  • teaching
  • recruiting and retention of students
  • academic advising
  • mentoring students outside the classroom
  • engaging in scholarlship

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferential treatment will be given to complete applications received by that date. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, C.V., and three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references to Taylor Payne, Director of Human Resources, Lincoln Christian University, 100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, IL, 62656, or hr@lincolnchristian.edu.

Lincoln Christian University was founded in the heart of Illinois in 1944. Today, more than 1,000 students pursue their undergraduate, seminary and adult and graduate studies education at our main campus, offsite and online. Our alumni can be found across the United States and in more than 70 countries. LCU gives its students the knowledge, skills and biblical worldview to live their mission in the church, the workplace and the world. LCU offers a variety of majors and degrees ranging from two-year associate degrees to the doctor of ministry. The school is historically associated with the Christian Church/Church of Christ, the University’s primary religious
constituency (see www.lincolnchristian.edu).

Lincoln Christian University does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, or prior military service. Lincoln Christian University encourages applicants who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the University to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Federal guidelines clearly recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related.

Contact Name: 
Taylor Payne
Contact Phone Number: 
217.732.3168 x2220
Address Line 1: 
Lincoln Christian University
Address Line 2: 
100 Campus View Dr.
City State Zip/Postal Code: 
Lincoln, IL 62656
Country: 
USA