Lecturer in Christian Studies
Lecturer in Christian Studies – Permanent Part-Time (0.6FTE)
About Christian Heritage College
CHC is a fully accredited private higher education provider located at Carindale, Brisbane, that aspires to model a Christian higher education alternative. CHC exists to re-imagine how we think about human flourishing, vocation, calling and the integration of faith and learning across all fields of human endeavour.
About the role
CHC has offered higher education courses since 1986 and is student centric in its focus. The Lecturer/ Coordinator in Christian Studies at CHC provides students in the Schools of Education and Humanities, Business and Social Sciences with the core Christian Foundations units undertaken during courses at CHC. The position is a combination of academic (lecturing 2 units); administrative duties as required of a course coordinator; and supporting students’ spiritual care as required.
The position reports directly to the Dean, School of Social Sciences. However, as the core Christian Foundations units have a College-wide role in developing and sustaining Christian thinking across all CHC programs, the Lecturer/ Coordinator in Christian Studies will also report to the President of CHC and from time to time liaise with the Deans of other Schools of the College.
The Lecturer/Coordinator in Christian Studies will be deeply engaged in the formation of Christian thinking in the lives of students and in supporting the Christian ethos of the College. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Teaching that includes preparation and delivery of class and virtual sessions in accordance with approved unit outlines, including development of learning resources for CHC’s online learning management system;
- Preparation and marking of assessment items in accordance with approved unit outlines and administrative functions associated with student learning and assessment;
- Curriculum and course development, including reviewing and revising unit outlines in the context of a biblical worldview;
- Publishing scholarly articles in professional periodicals and academic journals, including reportable publications;
- Keeping up-to-date with theoretical and empirical research in area(s) of expertise;
- Encouragement of spiritual growth and development of students and colleagues, and engaging in other activities in pastoral care or spiritual formation of students; and
- Actively contributing to school-based and CHC-wide committees, including the School Board of Studies.
Applicants are sought with expertise including, but not limited to, the following:
- A relevant Master’s degree in Biblical Studies, Theology, Ministries or related field. Doctorate preferred;
- Knowledge of Pentecostal and other Christian theologies;
- Advanced pastoral care skills;
- Experience in teaching in university, school, or church settings;
- A track record of scholarship in Christian Studies or related fields (desirable);
- Experience in using Moodle and other digital media to enhance students’ learning experiences (desirable);
Key Selection Criteria
Includes, but not limited to, the following:
- The desire and ability to work in a collaborative team environment;
- Innovation and the ability to operate in a sometimes fast-paced environment;
- The ability to learn and disseminate detailed information using a high level of interpersonal skills;
- Self-motivation, excellent time management and organisation skills;
- Demonstrated advanced levels of pastoral care skills;
- Demonstrated ability to relate to, and tutor, higher education students, identifying and working with the diversity and range of cultures, backgrounds, abilities and needs; and
- Competent academic writing skills and familiarity with referencing styles and assessment presentation requirements.
- Adherence to the Christian faith and evidence of mature Christian character;
- Demonstrated sympathy with the INC Statement of Faith and the nature and aims of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity;
- Commitment to the values articulated in the CHC mission statement;
- Commitment to active involvement in a local church;
- Excellent interpersonal skills which enable effective communication with students and staff; and
- The ability to work as part of a team with other academic staff, especially in curriculum development and review.
Full position description is available HERE
To be considered for this position, please forward an application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than COB Thursday 30 September 2021, and include the following items:
- Employment application form found HERE
- Cover letter evidencing your suitability and experience for fulfilment of the criteria specified in the full position description;
- Full CV including qualifications and work experience;
- Evidence of qualifications; and,
- Names and contact details of three referees (including a Christian pastor / minister).