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Job Title: Great Texts (Theology) Honors College (F258)
Location: Azusa, CA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/04/2019
Expire Date: 12/04/2019
Job Categories: Other, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Great Texts (Theology) Honors College (F258)
Position Tracking Number: F258
School/College: Honors College
Department: Honors College
Location: Azusa Campus

The Honors College at Azusa Pacific University seeks a full-time faculty person (open rank) to teach in a Humanities Great Texts program. Specific expertise in Christian theology, historical theology, philosophy of religion, or philosophical theology is required.

The Honors College telos is to liberally educate the next generation of intellectually gifted Christian leaders. The curriculum features “high-impact” practices that foster student engagement and improve learning, including a common, interconnected curriculum, a strong first-year experience, engagement with life’s big questions, rigorous writing-intensive classes, and a year-long capstone experience. The Honors College strives to produce scholarly disciples, equipped and worthy to assume positions of influence, having grown in wisdom, virtue, faith, and eloquence.

Faculty members in the Honors College are generalists who teach courses in an integrated humanities program. Each class in the program integrates philosophy, history, literature, aesthetics, writing, speaking, Bible, and theology. Candidates must be eager to work with students from a variety of academic majors, helping them grow, not simply in understanding, but in the practice of leadership, virtue, and faith.

Ideal candidates will be accomplished lecturers and discussion facilitators who offer the following:

Experience in a Great Texts program either as a student or as a teacher
A record of teaching excellence
A passion for learning and for the humanities
A record of scholarly activity
Competence in writing instruction
An eagerness to aid the intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth of high-achieving students
A capability to help students sharpen their capacities to think critically, listen attentively, and communicate cogently, clearly, and persuasively
An ability to work well in a highly collaborative work environment

Specialization: Christian Theology, Historical Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Theology

Leading small, discussion-based, intellectually stimulating colloquies
Delivering engaging and informative lectures about Great Texts
Conducting personal research/scholarship
Guiding student research/scholarship
Participating in the Honors community, including faculty meetings and activities as well as events such as orientation, student recruitment, fund-raising, field trips, and banquets
Engaging in student mentoring, discipling, and advising
Contributing to program assessment and curriculum refinement
Serving the larger university community

Level: Rank open

Earned Ph.D., D. Phil., or Th.D.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven success in teaching excellence in an undergraduate liberal arts program
Desire and ability to integrate one’s Christian faith into the curriculum
A vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University. Faculty members are required to sign a Statement of Faith, available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe, to affirm the university position statements, and to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook.

Experience: Previous experience and demonstrated excellence in university teaching and service to a university is desirable. Candidates seeking appointment at Associate or Full Professor level must demonstrate evidence of scholarly research and publications.

Workload: Full-time position.

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Mental Demands:
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Additional Information:
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure:
To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
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Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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