Adjunct Faculty — Historical Theology: CreedsJune 8, 2023 2023-06-08 15:07
Adjunct Faculty — Historical Theology: Creeds
Adjunct Faculty — Historical Theology: Creeds
3 credit hours
Compensation is $1,000 per credit hour
From August through November 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 subject matter 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).
Historical Theology: Creeds
As a capstone to the Bible curriculum, this course will assume and build on the repertoire of skills honed from our unique approach and curriculum. Based on the understandings that good theology flows out of good exegesis, that good exegesis must operate within the broad boundaries of orthodoxy, and that context is important to both, we will explore the earliest centuries of the Christian Church to watch the canon and the creeds emerge in their historical and cultural contexts. We will understand what the major tenets of historical orthodoxy are and where, how, and why they emerged. This should also leave the student with foundational perspective for engaging theologically today.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Command of historical theology, with special attention to the patristic writings and first four centuries of the church, CE
- Communication skills (interpersonal, written word, email)
- Working knowledge of Google Suite of products (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Classroom, Sites, etc.)
- Working knowledge of Zoom software
- Prepare for class time by working through the course materials
- Guide students through the relevant exercises 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
- Terminal degree in historical theology or theological studies required (ABD candidates will also be considered)
- 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.
- 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.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Pillar Seminary is a religious organization and reserves the right to discriminate based on the basis of religion.