Assistant or Associate Professor in Biblical studies with a New Testament emphasis

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Website Western Seminary

Hours: 40 hours/week (1.0 FTE)

Accountability: Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Josh Mathews

Proposed Start Date: August 1, 2021

Position Summary: Western Seminary is seeking a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor in Biblical Studies, with a New Testament emphasis. The successful candidate will be a member of Western’s Center for Biblical and Theological Studies (CBTS) and will be located at the Seminary’s Portland campus.

Responsibilities: The primary instructional duties will be to teach master’s level courses, primarily in New Testament, and to conduct seminars and supervise theses in the Th.M. program. The individual will participate actively in the department (CBTS) and the Seminary community at large. This will include mentoring students, engaging in research and scholarship, and serving on faculty committees.


Education: Completed Ph.D. in New Testament (New Testament, ABD candidates considered)

Experience: Demonstrated experience and skill teaching both in the classroom and online, as well as evidence of scholarly contributions, student mentorship, and irenic collegial interaction

Character and Commitments: Mature and growing Christian faith, agreement with Western Seminary’s Faculty Teaching Position, and involvement in and commitment to the local church

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application: Applications should include a one-page letter of introduction, a completed faculty application, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and a list of four references whom we may contact. Send to Kendra Huntington ([email protected]).

Interviews: Interviews will be held during the ETS conference in Forth Worth, Texas, between November 16-18, 2021. Applicants will receive further information when they are invited for an interview.

Application deadline: Applications can be sent until October 31, 2021.

Further Information:

·       Dr. Jan Verbruggen, Chair, Center for Biblical and Theological Studies ([email protected])

Western Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Western Seminary does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability status. As a Christian educational institution and in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Western Seminary exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission, vision, and purpose. All employees are expected to affirm and adhere to both the World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith and the Seminary’s governing virtues.

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