Adjunct Faculty — Narrative 2June 18, 2022 2022-06-18 14:30
Adjunct Faculty — Narrative 2
Adjunct Faculty — Narrative 2
4 credit hours (team taught with OT faculty; NT portion is 2 credit hours)
Compensation is $1,000 per credit hour
NT portion from October through November 2022
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).
The Biblical Narrative series is required for all program tracks at The Pillar Seminary. These two classes are devoted to developing the skills and knowledge necessary to use the stories and the story of Scripture to shape a student’s understanding of who the Lord is, what he cares about, and what he asks of them in their context. The student will read every story from Abraham through Paul’s journey to Rome. The skills developed include reading the stories within historical, geographic, cultural, and literary contexts.
Narrative 2 continues where Biblical Narrative 1 leaves off. Students will learn the stories in the biblical narrative from the death of David to Paul’s arrival in Rome, including some Second Temple period material. Students will continue to exercise the literary, historical, geographic, and cultural skills and knowledge learned in Narrative 1. Students will also begin to refine their ability to use the stories and story of Scripture as a lens through which to view their own context and solve problems in it.
The NT portion of this course begins after exile in the Second Temple period of Jewish history and proceeds through the Gospel of Luke to the Book of Acts.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Command of the relevant portions of the New Testament and their respective contexts (including but not limited to relevant Early Church, Second Temple Jewish, and Greco-Roman contexts)
- 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 biblical passages and genre particularities 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 field of study 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, Provost, 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.