Adjunct Instructor in Biblical and Religious Studies

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Adjunct Instructor in Biblical and Religious Studies
Position Type Faculty
School School of the Humanities
Department Department of Biblical & Religious Studies (2041)
Discipline Biblical and Religious Studies
Level Undergraduate
Time Status Part-Time
Campus Main Campus (Grantham)

Position Description

Position Summary

The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies invites applications for part-time adjunct faculty in the areas of biblical studies, religion, and theology.


Teach 3-credit undergraduate courses in the department; opportunities will vary by semester and need. Subject areas include Christian Theology, Biblical Studies, and Religion.


Masters degree in the relevant field. Teaching experience preferred. Candidate should have a commitment to excellence in teaching in a Christian Liberal Arts setting.

The Program

The department of Biblical and Religious Studies offers two academic majors: Biblical and Religious Studies and Christian Ministries. Additionally, the department provides general education courses for all undergraduate students.

The Department

The department of Biblical and Religious Studies is a community of students and Christian scholars who specialize in biblical studies, religious history, theology, world religions, and Christian ministry.
Our goal is to model and encourage informed thinking about Christian faith and practice and the role of religion in the world. We foster spiritual and theological reflection that enables individuals to develop and deepen Christian commitment, interpret matters of faith intelligently, and minister to others with wisdom and compassion.

The College

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations.

The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.


The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments. Persons of color and women are encouraged to apply.

Starting Date for Position 01/10/2018 and on-going

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Vitae Instructions to Applicants

Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline
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Reference Requests

Applicants will submit the name and e-mail address for the number of referees listed below. Referees will receive an e-mail notifying them to upload a confidential letter via the provided URL.

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes
Minimum Requests 2
Maximum Requests 3
Last Day Referee Can Submit Reference
Referee Reminded After How Many Days

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. College/University Transcript(s)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Personal Statement - Faith
  6. Personal Statement - Teaching
Optional Documents