Lecturer in Old Testament and Ministry

Read Lecturer in Old Testament and Ministry
Moore College
Location: Newtown, NSW
Date advertised: 24th July 2018
Job Type: Full time, Permanent
Closing Date: 22 August 2018

The Principal and Governing Board of Moore Theological College, acting for Moore Theological College Council, are seeking expressions of interest in a teaching position lecturing in Old Testament (Hebrew, Old Testament text and theology) and Christian ministry.

The College

Moore College is an evangelical theological college based in Newtown, an inner-city suburb of Sydney.

The College prepares men and women for a lifetime of Christian ministry and mission through in-depth biblical and theological training conducted in the context of a Christian community. Its flagship course is 4 year full-time residential BD, but It provides a range of full-time/part-time, face-to-face and distance courses, from diploma to doctoral level, equipping students to love and serve God and people.

The College has a significant role in the life of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney and many of its faculty are ordained Anglicans who are involved in churches in the diocese as well as other diocesan organizations. Providing the ministers for Anglican churches in Sydney, as well as pastors for other denominations and Christian workers for other settings, the College has around 500 enrolled students. Additionally, each year around 5,000 students are enrolled across the world studying by correspondence.

Further information about the College can be found on the website www.moore.edu.au

Applications are particularly invited from suitably qualified Australian citizens and permanent residents.

The Position

A lecturer at Moore participates in the College community primarily as a teacher and pastor, but is also involved in research, academic administration and the life of the churches we serve. Faculty members live alongside students on one of the College campuses (Newtown, Croydon or Parramatta) and model Christian discipleship as well as pastoring and mentoring them.

The key responsibilities of this position are:

  • To teach in the general area of Old Testament and biblical studies according to the needs of the College’s curriculum and within the area of Christian ministry as required, including the design of teaching and learning activities and assessments;
  • To participate fully in the pastoral, academic, research and administrative program of the College;
  • To be actively involved in the wider Christian community as opportunities arise through preaching, teaching, and other forms of Christian service;
  • To contribute to the research culture of the College, including conducting scholarly research in biblical studies;
  • To serve as the Faculty Professional Development Advisor, assisting the pedagogical development of the faculty under the direction of the Academic Dean;
  • To fulfil other responsibilities as assigned by the Principal.

The essential criteria for this position are:

  • Clear and strong evangelical and reformed theological convictions of the College, with special reference to their expression in the 39 Articles of Religion;
  • Clear and strong commitment to the ethos, published values and mission of the College;
  • A first degree in theological studies (BTh, BD, MDiv, or equivalent);
  • A completed PhD or equivalent in the field of biblical studies (Old Testament);
  • A proven ability to teach at a tertiary level within the fields of Old Testament (Hebrew, Old Testament texts, Old Testament theology) and the practice of Christian ministry, preferably in a seminary or theological college setting;
  • A qualification in higher education learning and teaching at AQF Level 8 (or equivalent) or above, either completed or within six months of completion;
  • High level interpersonal and relationship skills and an ability to work in a team context;
  • Demonstrated ability to write and research in the areas of Old Testament and Christian ministry;
  • An ordained Anglican or someone licensed or able to be licensed for ministry by the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney;
  • Availability to commence responsibilities on 1 October 2018, or very shortly after.

Additional desirable criteria:

  • An ability to teach Aramaic
  • Experience in teaching and supervision at a postgraduate level
  • One or more published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience in church-based Christian ministry

Applications will close 22 August 2018.

The College reserves the right not to make an appointment should a suitable candidate not be found.

For further information on the position, including the remuneration package, which is determined in relation to the Recommended Minimum Stipend for Rectors in the Diocese of Sydney, please contact the College’s People and Culture Manager, Lana Kularajah at lana.kularajah@moore.edu.au

Please apply by emailing a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the specified criteria to the People and Culture Manager.