Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Institution Name: 
Erskine College
Start Date: 
August 1, 2021

Description
Erskine College, the liberal arts college of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, announces a tenure-track opening in Biblical Studies at the assistant-professor level starting in August 2021.

Qualifications include Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with concentration in Old and/or New Testament, and a commitment to undergraduate Christian liberal arts education. A record of successful teaching and scholarly achievement is desirable. The candidate must be strongly committed to the educational purpose and evangelical Christian orientation of the College, the mission of which is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal-arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person.

Instructional responsibilities include teaching general-education surveys of the Old and New Testaments as well as upper-division undergraduate courses in Bible. General faculty responsibilities include student advising, departmental and committee assignments. Salary is negotiable and is dependent upon degrees and experience.

Erskine is a nationally ranked liberal arts college and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Erskine College is an academic village located in picturesque Due West, South Carolina. Erskine prides itself on providing a Christian liberal arts education in a small, tight-knit community. The school’s motto is “know and be known” and that applies not just to the students but to the faculty as well. Erskine boasts a collegial faculty who develop deep connections with one another. Faculty can expect to receive peer mentorship from other faculty and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Faculty also develop close relationships with students both inside and outside their respective disciplines. Erskine College is a teaching institution and as such the emphasis is on instruction rather than research. While there are many opportunities to do research, performance evaluation places greater weight on teaching than research output. The student body of Erskine is known for its strong undergraduate research and high rate of acceptance into graduate programs. The students are compassionate, courteous, and a pleasure to teach.

At the heart of Erskine College is its Christian identity. The college’s mission is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Erskine provides a rare opportunity to integrate one’s Christian faith into the classroom. Therefore, candidates who seek employment at Erskine College should be professing Christians who are committed to exploring the intersections of faith and learning with students.

Application Process: To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should complete the online application, which can be found here. The on-line application includes a link to upload a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vitae, a statement describing the candidate’s faith, and a list of references. Furthermore, candidates will be asked to consent in writing to central tenets of Erskine’s Christian identity and mission.

Deadline: Application review will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact Name: 
Kathy Rollins
Contact Email Address: 
Contact Phone Number: 
864-379-6546
Address Line 1: 
P.O. Box 338
City State Zip/Postal Code: 
Due West, SC 29639
Country: 
USA