Instructor of Missions and Christian Worldview
Grand Canyon University’s College of Theology is seeking applicants for a full-time instructor of missions and Christian worldview to begin in the fall of 2022. This 9-month position primarily involves teaching missions, Christian worldview, and occasional world religions and mission’s lab courses in the College of Theology. The position also entails responsibility for providing leadership, oversight, and coordination as the missions and world religions Course Lead. 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.
A Course Lead provides vital leadership and oversight within the College of Theology in support of the Dean and Assistant Deans in coordination with the college’s faculty. A Course Lead’s primary area of responsibility relates to a specified course or family of courses associated with the university’s gen ed program. Course Leads support the Dean, Assistant Dean, and faculty while representing the faculty in connection with specified course(s) while assisting with the development of a healthy institutional culture within the faculty and student body. Thus, this role entails leadership and operational assistance in addition to teaching responsibilities.
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, Christian worldview, and world religions at the college level as well as 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, develops instructional strategies related to gen ed goals and objectives, and coordinates within other instructors, primarily within the area of Christian worldview.
- Assists in developing and formulating the curriculum, develops instructional strategies related to specified goals and objectives, and coordinates within other instructors, 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.
- Provides leadership and advisement related to personnel, operations, curriculum, and instruction within the college related to a specified course or courses.
- 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.