Faculty Appointment in Humanities and Theology (Honors College)

Job description


Indiana Wesleyan University invites applications for a permanent, full-time, early-career faculty appointment in theology in its John Wesley Honors College (JWHC) to start in August 2018. The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate in theology or a related field and should be a promising/accomplished scholar and teacher in his or her area of specialty. Likewise, he or she should have a strong interest in participating in an interdisciplinary learning community devoted to the big questions and to the intersections of faith and liberal learning. Interests in aesthetics and/or questions of race, class, and gender are also desirable. Due to the wide-ranging theological character of the JWHC’s honors humanities core, the successful candidate must demonstrate a facility for thinking theologically across a broad range of academic disciplines and contemporary issues.

Applicants must have an active Christian faith, a commitment to serving in an intensive Christian community of liberal learning, and a self-reflective spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Interested candidates should send a CV and letter of interest to David Riggs, Dean of the John Wesley Honors College ([email protected]) by February 24, 2018. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. One may find further information about IWU’s John Wesley Honors College at http://www.indwes.edu/jwhc.


Earned doctorate in theology or a related field


The successful candidate will devote most of his or her attention to the teaching and mentoring of honors students within the JWHC, but he or she may also have opportunities to teach courses in the CAS School of Theology and Ministry. Honors College professors are expected to model habits and practices of scholarly inquiry and so the successful candidate will also pursue a vigorous agenda of research and writing. The JWHC will provide the requisite support to help nurture such pursuits.


According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University.  It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.

As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Posted: 1/31/2018
Application Due: 4/1/2018
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