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Faculty in New Testament

Department: School of Theology and Missions
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for a full-time, tenure-track faculty in New Testament within the School of Theology and Missions (STM) beginning Fall 2021. Rank assignment commensurate with education and experience.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelorís, masterís and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 46 states and 18 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nationís premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:

Teach Bible survey courses, upper-level courses in New Testament, and biblical Greek (the teaching load is 24 credit hours per year). Pursue New Testament scholarship that meets high academic standards and serves the church. Other assignments include student advising, recruitment help, and committee service. Additional duties as assigned by the dean of the STM. 


Graduation from an accredited college, university, or seminary with a PhD in New Testament or related field.  Late-stage ABD candidates may be considered in exceptional cases. Preference will be given to applicants who also hold the MDiv degree.Effective teaching experience, collegiality, scholarly production, and local church involvement are important.  

Faculty members in the School of Theology & Missions must be active members of local Southern Baptist churches. 

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union Universityís Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.


Applications received by November 1, 2020 will receive full consideration, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. To be fully considered, please complete the application and submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample of published scholarship, link to a recorded sermon or talk, and unofficial graduate transcripts. All materials must be submitted electronically with application.

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