Vacancy – Lecturer in New Testament

"Towards Excellence in Theological Education for Leadership for Justice"

TEACHING POSITION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BIBLICAL STUDIES

Job Level Open: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor

The Pacific Theological College (PTC), a regional ecumenical theological institution located in Suva, Fiji Islands, is inviting applications by suitable candidates from the region and around the world for a teaching position in the department of Biblical Studies. The position is based on a potentially renewable 4 years contract starting from 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Required:

  • A PhD with specialization in New Testament and Hellenistic Greek Language.
  • Areas of sub-specialization are opened but may include
    • Synoptic Gospels and Acts.
    • Pauline Studies.
    • Apocalyptic Writings.
  • In addition to firm grounding in traditional methods of interpretation, candidates must have facility in such approaches as Postcolonial, Literary, Contextual, Feminist, Ecological Criticisms of texts.
  • Commitment to intercultural approaches and interdisciplinarity to address colonial and neocolonial development issues.
  • Openness and interest towards indigenous/native perspectives and approaches.
  • Candidate must demonstrate promise/success as a teaching scholar and understand and support the vision of the college through teaching and research.
  • Good and quality track record of academic research and publication.

Aspired:

  • Experience and Readiness in teaching and supervising students for whom English is not the first language.
  • Some knowledge about the following:
    • Pacific Contextual Biblical Hermeneutics.
    • Diverse Pacific cultures and traditions.
    • Issues in the Pacific region.
  • Readiness to work in a team with people of different cultural and religious background and nationalities.
  • Facility in on-line pedagogy (or willingness to acquire this) is highly desirable.
  • Facility to speak (or willingness to learn) a Pacific Island language is a positive consideration.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Departmental Responsibilities:

  • A PhD with specialization in New Testament and Hellenistic Greek Language.
  • Designing and teaching courses at Bachelor, Diploma and Master levels.
  • Supervision of Bachelor (Hons) students in their final year.
  • Supervision of Master Theses from their formulation of research proposals to the submission of thesis.
  • Supervision of PhD Dissertations.
  • Organizing Conferences/Seminars/Webinars on relevant topics.
  • Coordinating and facilitating Thesis Seminars for Master and PhD Students.
  • Participating in departmental meetings.

Other Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Participating in meetings of the faculty and different committees of the College.
  • Leadership of pastoral groups.
  • Contributing to and active participation in PTC community events and life.
  • Contributing to worship life through morning and special chapel services.
  • Participation in conferences and workshops held at PTC or the Suva area.
  • Writing courses and grading assessment for PTCEE.
  • Readiness to assist IMR programs if invited.

REQUIRED QUALITIES:

  • The persons appointed are expected to be sympathetic to the aspirations of the island nations of the Pacific region, open to diversity and value of their cultures and ways of knowing, promote decolonization, and have passion to serve in an international, interfaith and ecumenical community.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:

  • The application must be submitted electronically with the following documents:
    • A Cover Letter
    • Duly filled in and digitally signed Application Form
    • Curriculum Vitae, detailing publications, research projects and employment history
    • Copies of Academic Certificates in electronic form (preferably in an integrated PDF file)
    • A detailed description of previous teaching experience, including courses taught and theses supervised
    • Two selected publications in electronic form (preferably in an integrated PDF file)
    • Contact details of three referees (must include an academician, a church or mission board leader, and a former employer)

DUE DATE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:

17th December 2021

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Academic Dean (darrell.cosden@ptc.ac.fj) with a copy to the Principal (ulvaai@ptc.ac.fj)

ENQUIRIES TO:

Dr Kathryn Imray

Email: kathryn.imray@ptc.ac.fj

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PTC

Please see website: https://ptc.ac.fj