Tenure Track position in Old Testament Studies

Institution Name: 
Taylor University
Start Date: 
August, 2019

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinguished candidates for a full-time faculty appointment in the Biblical Studies program. This is a tenure-track position beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Appropriate earned doctorate is preferred, but consideration will be given to candidates in the midst of doctoral studies. Quality teaching with some college teaching experience is desirable, and online or nontraditional course delivery experience is an additional potential asset. Candidates should know that as a department we affirm the university statement that “the Holy Bible is the only inspired, authoritative written word of God, progressively revealing God’s will for humankind,” and that, therefore, the Bible, correctly interpreted, is true and trustworthy in all it affirms. Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.

The appointee will teach Foundational Core courses in the Old Testament as well as various upper level major courses, including Pentateuch and OT Historical books. Faculty teaching loads are twenty-four hours spread over a 4-1-4 academic calendar year.

The BSCP department consists of fourteen full-time faculty members (7 full-time in Biblical Studies, plus adjuncts) and provides instruction in biblical literature, biblical languages, theology, Christian ministries, youth ministries, philosophy, and missions. The department offers four majors, in biblical literature, Christian ministries, youth ministries, and philosophy, as well as eight minors and a certificate program. Graduates are prepared for professional and graduate programs in theological seminaries and in university departments of religion and philosophy. Many students also enter into church and parachurch vocations immediately upon graduation. The department also contributes significantly to the general education curriculum of all students.

Taylor University is located in the small town environment of Upland, Indiana, seventy miles north of Indianapolis and fifty miles south of Fort Wayne.  The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics, and commerce.

Inquiries, credentials and supporting materials should be addressed to: Dr. Thomas Jones, Dean of School of Humanities, Arts, & Biblical Sciences at academics@taylor.edu. Likely candidates will be sent an appointment questionnaire for completion and return. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Quality Christian Higher Education
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,890 on its Upland campus is known for its combination of distinctives. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. In addition, the University’s College of Lifelong Learning (CLL) serves over 200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats on-site and distance/distributed learning environments.

Mission Statement
Taylor University is an interdenominational evangelical Christian institution educating men and women for lifelong learning and for ministering the redemptive love of Jesus Christ to a world in need. As a Christian community of students, faculty, staff, administration and trustees committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Taylor University offers postsecondary liberal arts and professional education based upon the conviction that all truth has its source in God.

Christian Orientation
Taylor University is firmly committed to evangelical Christianity. To assure the central place of Christian principles in the philosophy and life of the University, the trustees, administration, and faculty believe that 1) God is the ultimate Creator and Sustainer of all things in heaven and on earth; 2) the Holy Bible is the inspired, authoritative written word of God, progressively revealing God's will for mankind who, though created by God in His image, rebelled and needs redemption; 3) Jesus Christ is the Living Word of God, who made known God's plan for redemption in His virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension; and who will return in power and glory; 4) the Holy Spirit is God present in the life of the believer, testifying to the Lordship of Christ and enabling the believer to live a Godly life; 5) the Church is the community of believers who express their unity in Christ by their love for Him, for each other, and for all mankind.

Accreditation and Memberships
Taylor University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Indiana Professional Standards Board, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Council on Social Work Education. In its programs on the Upland campus, the university is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Memberships include the American Council on Education, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Council of Independent Colleges, Christian College Consortium, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Independent Colleges and Universities of Indiana, American Association of University Women, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, National Association of College Auxiliary Services, Indiana Commission on Higher Education, National Association of Student Financial Aid, National Association of College and University Business Officers, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Associated Colleges of Indiana, Cincinnati Council on World Affairs, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Indiana Consortium for International Programs, National Association of Foreign Student Advisors.

Contact Name: 
Dr. Thomas Jones, Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Biblical Stu
Contact Email Address: 
Contact Phone Number: 
Address Line 1: 
236 W. Reade Ave.
City State Zip/Postal Code: 
Upland, IN 46989
United States