The successful candidate for this faculty position in the Department of World Missions and Intercultural Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary will assume the full responsibility of a tenure-track teaching professor at the DTS Dallas campus, with one course a semester usually taught at an external campus. In accordance with the mission of the Seminary and the WMIS Department, this individual will seek to prepare godly servant leaders for a lifetime of study, exposition, and application of the Scriptures. Faculty members support the educational process by not only teaching but also by advising students, serving on committees, addressing projects as assigned, and by assisting at strategic events.
The ideal candidate must have a completed terminal academic degree (either a DMiss. or Ph.D.) in Missions.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The candidate must be in full agreement with and must sign the following statements annually: DTS Doctrinal Statement (https://www.dts.edu/about/doctrinal-statement/), DTS’ Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality (https://www.dts.edu/about/policies/marriage-sexuality/), and the DTS Community Covenant (https://www.dts.edu/about/policies/communitycovenant/). Each professor at DTS is committed to living by the lifestyle standards stated in the Faculty Handbook.
The successful candidate must have proven experience in overseas missions work (10 years or significant overseas experience preferred) and have a strong conviction of value of preparation for missions both overseas and at home, with a clear passion for both pastoral ministry and theological education. They must have experience demonstrating an ability to teach in higher theological education and be able to work as a member of a team.
Academic Responsibilities (reporting to the Chair of the World Missions and Intercultural Studies Department)
- Teach a full-time load (16-20 credit hours per academic year) within the department
- Be fully supportive of the mission, goals, and methods of the World Missions and Intercultural Studies Department
- Participate in weekly department meetings
- Participate in External Studies programs as assigned to complete teaching responsibilities (or to supplement salary)
- Maintain required office hours (4 per week) and be available for student mentoring and advising as assigned
- Supervise theses and dissertations in the department as assigned
- Participate in DMin. exams and dissertation defenses as assigned
- Make progress toward tenure and promotions as indicated in the Faculty Handbook
- Represent the Department and the Seminary in research and publication and furthering the cause of world missions
- Attend weekly faculty meetings on the DTS campus
- Participate in student orientation, Seminary Preview Day, and other events involving the faculty
- Attend Chapel programs, the annual Faculty Workshop (mid-August) and Commencement (mid-May)
- Serve on faculty committees as assigned
Please direct all letters of interest (with accompanying CV) or inquiries to:
Dr. Rodney Orr, Chairman and Associate Professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Avenue, Dallas TX 75204
Emails may be sent to the WMIS Admin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone contact may be directed to 214-887-5390