Assistant/Associate Professor of Biblical Studies



Job description

Williamsburg, KY

Type: Full time

Job Code: Faculty


The Department of Missions & Ministry seeks a full-time faculty member at the assistant or associate professor rank to serve at the Williamsburg campus. Primary responsibilities will be teaching four courses (12 credit hours) each fall and spring semester within both the undergraduate and graduate programs while also providing academic advising to majors, conducting relevant research/scholarly activities in the field, and offering meaningful service to the campus and community. The department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Christian Ministries, Christian Studies, Missions, Church Planting, and Youth & Family Ministry as well as a Masters of Arts in Christian Studies.

The overarching goal for the Assistant/Associate professor is to provide an atmosphere where students are encouraged to set high academic expectations for themselves and reach their potential for intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development. The university is a Christian faith-based institution with a Baptist heritage that welcomes students from all backgrounds. Its mission is to offer high-quality academic programs that empower its graduates to ‘seek a life-more-abundant.’


Required skills:

  • Proven experience with teaching in higher education settings
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Must be able to relate to and communicate with diverse students, faculty, staff, and external communities
  • Willingness to adopt and support a mindset that focuses on student success

Education and training:

  • Terminal degree in a ministry-focused area and related professional experience closely tied to the academic programs
  • Should be able to teach a variety of departmental course offerings but with specific emphasis in Old Testament and New Testament as well as either biblical languages or Christian theology
  • Record of professional and scholarly productivity in Old Testament studies, New Testament studies, biblical languages, or Christian theology
  • Experience in local church and/or parachurch ministry leadership
  • Ministry licensing and/or ordination preferred

Additional duties:

  • Assists with departmental initiatives, such as: new student recruitment, program design, assessment, technology integration, and curriculum development that aligns with institutional and program accreditation
  • Conducts academic advising for majors and minors
  • Provides discipleship to majors and minors as well as pursues regular involvement in Campus Ministries’ activities
  • Contributes to a positive work culture within the Missions & Ministry department that demonstrates Christlikeness and serves as a spiritual, moral, ethical, and professional model in the classroom and in the community
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching, particularly of God’s Word
  • Facilitates a positive connection between each student and the University of the Cumberlands
  • Engages in meaningful service to the university, department, profession, and community



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