Job Openings - Assistant/Associate Professor of Theology in Jewish-Christian Studies


Assistant/Associate Professor of Theology in Jewish-Christian Studies

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: November 30, 2016

Job Description:

Full-time, tenure track assistant or associate professor in the Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry. 

GREENVILLE COLLEGE:  The College is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people. Greenville College was founded in 1892 and is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from 40+ denominations. For additional information, please visit our website:

Key Responsibilities:

Full-time faculty teaching load is at least 12 credit hours per semester.  Other responsibilities include assisting in recruitment of students, student mentoring and advisement, school planning, and regular participation in institutional committee work.  


Reports To:

Dean of the School


Salary is based on academic preparation and years of relevant experience. The College also provides a generous benefits package that includes health, disability, and retirement plans, as well as a tuition waiver for dependents at Greenville College and a tuition exchange program with 75+ other Christian colleges.

Required Skills:

Ph.D. in Theology or Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Early Judaism or Jewish Studies.  The successful applicant must have strong administrative skills, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, be committed to undergraduate teaching and serve as a role model for students within this community of Christian scholarship.  Applicants who demonstrate commitment to the integration of faith and learning and to competent inter-cultural teaching are preferred.  A vibrant personal Christian faith commitment is required, as well as commitment to a broadly Wesleyan tradition. Previous teaching experience desired.


CONTEXT FOR THE POSITION:  Greenville College maintains a half-time chair in Jewish-Christian studies, thanks to a generous grant from the Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation. The scholar holding this endowed professorship will serve as a significant presence for students, fellow faculty and the larger network of Greenville constituencies and will be committed to fostering greater awareness of and appreciation for Jewish contributions to Christianity.  The successful applicant must be prepared and enthusiastic about teaching relevant courses, must provide leadership in scheduling programming to further Jewish-Christian understanding, and be willing to network with Jewish communities in St. Louis and elsewhere. 


How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

Application materials should include: (1) evidence of preparation for this position (a complete CV with degrees earned, teaching experience, and professional interests); (2) a statement of philosophy of Christian higher education; (3) a statement of personal faith journey and commitment; and (4) names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications will be reviewed once all components have been received. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Address applications to:


Dr. Edwin F. Estevez

Provost and Chief Operating Officer

Greenville College

315 East College Avenue

Greenville, IL 62246-0159

Office: (618) 664-7020

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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