Faculty Member in Biblical Studies
Northwest Nazarene University - Nampa, ID

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NORTHWEST NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies (Beginning Fall 2014)


Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a comprehensive Christian university with a rich liberal arts tradition, is located in Nampa, Idaho. The University’s location in the southwest part of the state allows easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting. The proximity to Boise, the state’s capital, offers cultural amenities such as the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Boise Master Chorale, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Riverside Jazz Orchestra, and the Boise Art Museum. The University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NNU has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master’s level universities in the west. The university is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene.

School of Theology and Christian Ministries
The School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Northwest Nazarene University has a respected tradition of service to the institution, the denomination, the region, and the communities of southwest Idaho. The School consists of the Departments of Religion and Philosophy that service the general education program of the University and several academic majors. The Department of Religion offers undergraduate majors in Christian Ministry, Missions, Youth Ministry, and Biblical Studies. The Department of Philosophy offers majors in Philosophy and Philosophy/Religion. The School also offers the Master of Arts degree (in Christian Education; Spiritual Formation; Youth, Church, and Culture; Pastoral Ministry; and Missional Leadership) and the Master of Divinity degree. The School consists of thirteen full-time faculty members who are actively engaged in both academic research (biblical, theological, and philosophical) and church ministry.

Description of the Position
The School of Theology and Christian Ministries of Northwest Nazarene University is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty member (Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies), preferably in New Testament, to begin in the Fall of 2014. This position will include teaching a variety of courses (general education courses in biblical studies and online masters courses in New Testament or biblical studies as well as other possible courses in Greek and New Testament exegesis, according to the candidate’s expertise and interests), along with academic advising and other faculty responsibilities within the University and School.

Qualifications
Applicants are preferred to possess a completed Ph.D. in a discipline within the field of biblical studies, preferably in New Testament (although ABD will be considered). Strong candidates will have a proven track record in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, understand teaching ministry as a Christian vocation, and demonstrate active engagement and contribution to biblical and theological scholarship through publication and academic service. Preference will be given to candidates who are ordained ministers in the Church of the Nazarene and have ministry experience. The University and School require that all candidates approach theology from a Wesleyan theological perspective, be in agreement with the mission and doctrines of the Church of the Nazarene, will find fellowship and service in the Church of the Nazarene, agree to live within the mission and lifestyle values of NNU, and be willing to help advance the mission and vision of the University.

Compensation
The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant. Full-time faculty will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, annual leave, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, holidays, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, sabbatical experiences, and a retirement program.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin immediately with the anticipation of completing the search during the Spring 2013 semester (the position will begin in Fall 2014). To be considered for this position, a complete application must be received, including the following:
  • Letter of interest
  • NNU Application form
  • A complete curriculum vita
  • Statement describing your philosophy of teaching
  • Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Responses to the NNU Christian Mission requirements
  • Names and contact information of two professional references
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable, official transcripts may be required upon hire)
Send, fax or email a completed application packet to :

Office of Human Resources
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone : (208) 467-8036
Fax : (208) 467-8587
Email : hr(at)nnu.edu

Posted 2-22-2013 - Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).