Professor of Old Testament (tenure-track)

Institution Name: 
Bethel Seminary
Start Date: 
August 1, 2019

Job Summary

Tenure-track position in Old Testament at Bethel Seminary St. Paul. Academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities
Teach a full-time load (seven 3-semester hour courses or equivalent per academic year). Teaching assignments include Old Testament content, exegesis, and Hebrew language, in both residential and online delivery systems. Teaching may also include hermeneutics. Other faculty assignments include faculty meetings, student advising, and committee work.

Required Skills

Candidates must be capable of effective leadership, competent management, and inspiring teaching. Candidate must demonstrate ability to engage students actively and to contribute to an intercultural learning community both in a classroom and online. Candidate must enthusiastically embrace and demonstrate a proven ability to teach effectively in distance education courses. Candidate must be eager to teach Old Testament in a seminary context and to integrate biblical content and exegesis with transformational ministry leadership and spiritual and personal formation. Candidate should have proficiency in communicative teaching of Hebrew or a willingness to develop this proficiency, along with the capacity to develop and implement effective online teaching of Hebrew. Candidate should demonstrate competence in the academic study of the Old Testament and be active in writing and research in the field. Candidate must agree with the Bethel University Affirmation of Faith, agree with and live by the Covenant for Life Together, and be willing to join a Converge (Baptist General Conference) church.

Required Experience

Ideal candidate will have success in instruction of Old Testament content and exegesis, ministry leadership involvement, and relevant intercultural experience.

Required Education

Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible or closely related field. (Strong candidates who are ABD may be considered if they are close to defending their dissertation.)

Additional Information

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position open

November 15, 2018.

Contact Name: 
Jenny Vang
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Contact Phone Number: 
651-638-6659
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