The Theology department is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track position at the rank of visiting assistant professor; the appointment is anticipated to be for three years, assuming satisfactory performance. Candidates who are passionate about and committed to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population, embracing our commitment to a Christ-centered mission and educational excellence, and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion through course curricula are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be excited to commit to Whitworth’s distinctive “mind and heart” mission as a Reformed, evangelical, and ecumenical university. The area of specialization is open within church history or biblical studies, but applicants must demonstrate the ability also to teach historical and biblical theology more broadly and to connect their scholarship to the life of the church.
PRIMARY TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES: Teach seven courses per year, mostly within the undergraduate Theology program, with the possibility of also contributing to Graduate Studies in Theology and/or Core Worldview Studies programs. Opportunity to teach courses that also meet the Biblical Literature and Faith, Reason and Contemporary Issues requirements within Whitworth’s new Shared Curriculum. Ability to teach courses in early and medieval church history preferred.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Possibility of developing new courses that contribute to the university’s innovative, interdisciplinary Shared Curriculum. Additional responsibilities include participation in departmental activities and governance, professional and research activities, attending state, regional and national professional association meetings; attending faculty assemblies, development days, and retreat, serving on committees and advising.
REQUIRED JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Evidence of promise in effectiveness at college-level teaching (demonstrated effectiveness preferred)
A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning
Strong potential for an on-going stream of research in the candidate’s area of specialization
Desire and commitment for increasing the effectiveness in establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, or religious faith (evidence of experience preferred)
A commitment to equal opportunity for all persons
A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in theology or closely related field. An ABD applicant with exceptional experience or background may be considered.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
About Whitworth University
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized and ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,900 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located on a 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines, Whitworth offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $83 million in campus improvements have been made over the past decade, including a new center for the visual arts, a landmark general academic building, a new science facility, three new residence halls and several outdoor athletics facilities.