Instructor for Missions and World Religion
Grand Canyon University’s College of Theology is seeking applicants for a full-time instructor and Course Lead for missions and world religions to begin in the fall of 2022. This 9-month position primarily involves teaching missions and world religions courses in the College of Theology and within the university’s general education curriculum. The position also entails responsibility for providing leadership, oversight, and coordination as the missions and world religions Course Lead. This position may involve teaching other courses within the general education curriculum on occasion (e.g. Christian worldview) and leading missions labs. Committee work, course/program development, student club sponsorship, and other types of faculty service will be expected. While most courses will be taught in the traditional ground classroom, willingness and ability to teach some online courses is important.
This 9-month position is a faculty role but entails limited administrative responsibilities related to missions and world religions curriculum, student experience, and instruction.
Qualifications and Experience:
The ideal candidate will have earned a PhD from an accredited institution in an area of missions or intercultural studies. Substantial practical experience in international missions is preferred. Teaching experience in the areas of missions and world religions at the college level and consistent involvement in a local church are highly valued. All faculty in GCU’s College of Theology are required to sign and teach in accordance with the university’s Doctrinal and Ethical Positions Statements and the College of Theology Covenant. If necessary, additional materials such as a sample sermon or lesson may be requested.
Functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Conducts classes, teaching subjects which are relevant to the learning needs of the students and facilitates engaging individual and group instructional activities.
- Assists in developing and formulating the curriculum and new academic programs, primarily within the area of missiology/missions and world religions courses.
- Assists Internship Coordinator and Supervised Ministry Experience Committee in deepening and enriching student competencies and skills, especially in connection with a minor in short-term missions and an associated practicum course.
- Mentors students, engages in scholarly activities, and participates in service activities.
- Assists students in achieving course objectives and learning outcomes.
- Provides students with substantive feedback and critical evaluation in a timely manner.
- Utilizes available technology for instruction, such as PowerPoint presentations, LMS, and other internet resources.
- Remains current in field(s) of expertise through ongoing, continuous learning; fulfills required faculty development sessions.
- Participates actively in department, college and university committees.
- May participate in research activities and/or collecting, analyzing, and reporting data.
- Other duties as assigned.