Vacancy: Full-Time Lecturer in Theology & Ethics

The Pacific Theological College (PTC) is looking for a full-time lecturer in the Theology and Ethics department. The position will be based on a potentially renewable 4 years contract starting 15th January 2020. PTC is an ecumenical institution made up 20 member churches of the Pacific. The campus is located on the Suva coast in Fiji and is minutes away from the Suva CBD, shopping centers, cinemas and churches. PTC facilities include an administration building, chapel, lecture rooms, library, Mission Centre, its own kindergarten and a sports complex. Our compound accommodates students, staff and faculty.

Tasks

Teaching and Supervision

  • Will exercise academic skills expected of a Lecturer in Theology and Ethics
  • Will design, teach, assess, and examine courses in the area of Theology and Ethics at all levels from Certificate to Masters.
  • Will provide responsible supervision to theses writing students from BD (Honours) to PhD.
  • Will act as academic advisor to all students in the Theology and Ethics department
  • Will engage in research in Theology and Ethics in areas relevant to the teaching needs and interests of the college

Other Faculty Duties

  • Will coordinate and facilitate Thesis Seminars for Masters and PhDs
  • Will participate in meetings of the Department and faculty
  • Will participate and facilitate meetings of several college committees
  • Will participate and organize Departmental and College seminars
  • Will lead and assist pastoral groups
  • Will contribute to and participate in PTC community life
  • Will contribute to worship life through chapel services
  • Will attend potential conferences and workshops held at PTC or the Suva area
  • Will write courses and assess PTC Extension Education

Qualifications and experience

Required

  • A suitable doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in Theology or Christian Ethics.
  • Ability to teach and supervise in English.
  • At least two years of teaching experience in tertiary level
  • Endorsement from a church organisation or mission board where the applicant has previously served

Desirable

  • Understands and openly embraces the diverse worldviews of the college community both in and outside of the classroom and its connection with theology and theological hermeneutics
  • Experience in teaching and supervising adult students from diverse backgrounds where English is not the first language
  • Is familiar with international and Pacific literature and indigenous research methodologies and is flexible with its implementation by students
  • Willingness to dig deeper and learn from the cultures and contexts of the Pacific through the students and the community
  • Willingness to engage in the decolonising and rethinking agenda of both the department and the college
  • Willingness to work in an ecumenical team comprising persons of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Expected to be sympathetic to the aspirations of the island nations of the Pacific region and the vision of the College
  • Is passionate to learn, teach, and do ethics in the Pacific context
  • Has some background in the following: (i) The contemporary application of systematic theology and philosophical hermeneutics; (ii) Postcolonial theologies of the West and non-West; (iii) Interdisciplinary approaches to theology; (iv) Teaching skills and methods.

Opportunities

  • The Theology and Ethics department are looking for scholars who enjoy teaching and learning simultaneously. If you are passionate about research and wish to establish or maintain a publishing career, this vacancy might be for you.
  • In consultation with the PTC constitution and policies, the teaching faculty members are encouraged to participate in sponsored academic events beneficial to your own professional development and that of the College.

Remuneration and Accommodation

  • A fully furnished accommodation will be provided onsite
  • A functional office furnished with the necessary supplies and stationery
  • Health insurance is provided for all faculty, spouse and family members
  • Salary will depend on expertise and experience aligned with the annual salary scale approved by the PTC Council & Executive

Deadline

Applications will close 30 June 2019

Enquiries

Please send enquiries and applications for this position (full academic CV with contact details of at least two referees, and a covering letter) to: The Academic Dean: Rev. Dr. Gwayaweng Kiki: gkiki@ptc.ac.fj and Copy Principal: ulvaai@ptc.ac.fj

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