Faculty Position in New Testament
THREE-YEAR RENEWABLE, NON-TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION
IN NEW TESTAMENT
General Job Summary
This three-year position (with possibility of renewable upon successful review) provides intellectual leadership in the field of New Testament for a diverse faculty and student body. The professor of New Testament will teach three courses for the academic year (a required course in the MDiv curriculum in the Fall and two elective courses for MDiv, masters, and doctoral students at the Graduate Theological Union [GTU] in the Spring) and publish creative and recognized scholarship in the field of New Testament studies. Areas of specialization are open, but we are particularly interested in someone who is familiar with post-colonial hermeneutics. Persons from underrepresented groups within the profession are especially encouraged to apply. As a PSR faculty member, s/he will be expected to carry out responsibilities such as student advising, committee work, and attend faculty meetings, community events, and public relations activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
> Teach classes in New Testament studies to an ecumenical (primarily Protestant) body of students;
> Participate in PSR community life as a member of the faculty involved in teaching, scholarship, student advising, and community service;
> Work with faculty and staff to shape spiritual formation of students;
> Develop collaborations with other faculty that relate to spiritual and vocational formation and leadership development;
> Seek opportunities for the development of creative teaching, including the use of newer technologies and on-line instruction;
> Advise MDiv, MTS, DMin and GTU MA and PhD students;
> Carry out the responsibilities listed in the Faculty Manual. These include research, advising, attending professional meetings, community events, and public relations activities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
> Holds the Ph.D. or its equivalent in New Testament studies;
> Scholarly work consistent with rank;
> A competent teacher who demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching persons who will exercise ministry as their vocation and with a depth of understanding about the various ways learning takes place, open to ideas and resources such as:
• various pedagogical styles, especially the use of new information technologies, for teaching and learning;
• diverse traditions, including regional and ethnic perspectives and histories of women and minorities;
• the relationship between bible, education, ethics, preaching, worship and the arts, theology, and spirituality;
> Commitment to excellence in teaching and an active scholarly agenda;
> Proven experience and achievement as a New Testament teacher consistent with rank;
> Ability and experience in teaching Greek and preferably other ancient languages;
> Commitment to strong leadership and collegial teaching in theological education;
> Readiness to affirm PSR’s ecumenical and Christian heritage and commitment as an open and affirming community that honors diversity and presses toward racial, gender, sexual orientation and economic justice;
> Person of faith with active connections to a faith community;
> Ability to build good relationships with and among faculty, students, staff, trustees and wider publics including community building, organizing, and networking;
> Skilled communicator with sensitivity to diverse perspectives;
> Ability to think critically, to write and speak clearly, to administer effectively, and to balance conflicting demands and interests;
> Approachability and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others.
Compensation Package: Includes family medical, dental and vision insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) retirement account, free parking, an extraordinary & committed team of colleagues, and beautiful park-like campus in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Applications are due by 1 November 2013. Review of all applications will begin 15 November 2013.
Persons who apply for this position should be available for teaching in the Fall of 2014. Untenured rank is negotiable depending on experience and other qualifications. Salary will be based on PSR guidelines. The PSR faculty is committed to continued oversight of its diversity.
Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus for an introduction to New Testament class, and three letters of reference to:
Dr. Bernard Schlager
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709-1323