FT Faculty: Asst or Assoc Prof Biblical Studies

  • Shaw University
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Religious Studies & Theology

Job Description

 Job Details


This position teaches three courses for the School of Divinity in the area of Biblical studies. The successful candidate will be well-versed in Old and New Testament studies, biblical interpretation, and emerging trends in the study of the Bible, and its relationship to the Christian Church and ministry in the world. The successful candidate should be familiar with African American biblical hermeneutics, Black Church studies, and the role of the Bible in public life. The faculty member will teach courses in Survey of the Bible, Biblical Exegesis, and other advanced courses in Biblical studies. This person should have a passion for the study of the Bible and its relevance for the Church and the world today, with a particular commitment to social justice and
human rights as well.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Through a demonstrated commitment to the University's mission and goals, effectively teaches graduate level students in biblical studies, and more specifically Old Testament.
  • Actively engages in planning, developing, and improving curriculum offerings.
  • Write and research and engage in scholarship in biblical studies.
  • Directs instructional activities that encourage students to improve critical thinking and problem-solving
    skills, to increase motivation, to enhance a positive self-image, and to clarify their values.
  • Teach and conduct research in biblical studies.
  • Assist with the Field education program of the Divinity school.
  • Teaches the course in accordance with the course syllabus.
  • Informs students of the course objectives and requirements, explains the grading system and attendance
    policy, discusses academic integrity, and provides a bibliography of suggested readings.
  • As applicable to the graduate program, ensures that coursework:
    o Requires students to analyze, explore, question, reconsider, and synthesize old and new
    knowledge and skills.
    o Relates to currently accepted practices within the discipline.
    o Requires students to engage in research and to confront the diversity of views in the field of
  • Effectively advises students in applicable academic subject area(s).
  • Will hold regular office hours, coordinate regular prayer services and provide spiritual direction and
    inspiration for the Shaw University campus.
  • Assist in the recruitment of students for the Master of Divinity and Master of Christian Education
  • All other related duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • PhD in Biblical Studies and/or Old Testament Studies.
  • Demonstrated scholarly productivity and research in the field of study.
  • Minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field.
  • Demonstrated success teaching at the graduate level.
  • Candidates with teaching experience and expertise in an additional area also offered in the assigned
    department is highly desired.
  • Knowledge and experience in using instructional technology.

Other Competencies:

Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the organization. Vision,
commitment, and experience in achieving goals and pursuing excellence is critical; ability to work both
independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and demanding environment. Must have strong verbal and written
communication and organizational skills; proven ability to manage multiple complex assignments with sensitivity
to deadlines, priorities, and changing circumstances; demonstrated professional work ethic and positive,
problem-solving attitude. Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English.

Physical Demands:

Ability to sit or stand for up to 8 hours/day. Some lifting (up to 25 pounds occasionally), bending, and carrying.
The employee is regularly required to talk and hear, and to use hands and fingers to handle or feel.






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Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



Goal Completion:
Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Ability to Make an Impact:
Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



PHD or better in Religion.

PHD or better in Theology.



Minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field.
Demonstrated success teaching at the graduate level.
Candidates with teaching experience and expertise in an additional area also offered in the assigned department is highly desired.

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