Adjunct Faculty — Administration and Self-Care

Adjunct Faculty — Administration and Self-Care

3 credit hours

Compensation is $1,000 per credit hour

From February to May 2023

TEACHING WITH PILLAR SEMINARY

Pillar Seminary is a digital seminary; as such, all classes are taught online. We employ the flipped-classroom teaching model (see it explained well here), which is designed to bring about not only content mastery, but skill transfer. This leaves live class time for hands-on active learning together with your students, which turns the professor into more of a coach or mentor than a lecturer. As an Adjunct professor for this course, all the content (lectures, reading, assignments) will be provided for you. Your job will be to guide the students as they process the content, which is demonstrated as you coach them through the biblical text during your class time. Successful applicants will receive adequate coaching in our approach to ensure the student experience is of the highest quality. We use Google Classroom for our course materials, and Zoom for our class time together, so the applicant must be comfortable with this software, or willing to be taught (Pillar account access will be provided for all software).

COURSE DESCRIPTION

To understand the foundations of Church Administration. The objective is to assist students understand the most efficient way to organize and administer the critical functional areas of their ministry by creating an administration and operations manual for use in administering the overall functions of their ministry. Additionally, the student will understand and establish self-care protocols to ensure a balance between ministry, family, and social life to maximize effectiveness, minimize burnout, and avoid breaching healthy ministry boundaries.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 

  • Command of Church administrative and personal self-care issues, to be able to guide the students through administering both professional and person lives as they minister.
  • Communication skills (interpersonal, written word, email)
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite of products (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Classroom, Sites, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Zoom software

DUTIES

  • Prepare for class time by working through the course materials
  • Guide students through the relevant contexts and contextual issues during class time 
  • Grade assignments and assign grades at the end of the semester
  • Provide prompt and courteous interaction with students as needed
  • Occasional meetings with Academic Dean and other faculty members

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Terminal degree in field of study required (ABD candidates will also be considered)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Active, growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Active participation in a local church
  • Be in wholehearted agreement with Pillar’s Statement of Faith (the Apostles’ Creed)
  • Be in wholehearted agreement with Pillar’s mission and values
  • Teaching experience in requisite field of study (Seminary experience preferred)
  • Must work well with others on a team
  • Must be able to engage others in a courteous and professional manner
  • This is a remote position. Must be able to provide your own computer and workspace sufficient to see the demands of the job can be met. An institutional email account will be provided.
  • Must be able to provide your own phone for work use purposes.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Works with: Academic Dean, Faculty members
  • Reports to: Academic Dean

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lifting up to 20 pounds is an occasional but essential requirement. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee may be asked to bend and kneel. Vision (with or without accommodations) is required to correctly identify color, clarity, contrast, and depth perception.

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