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Full Time Faculty: Professor of Missional and Multicultural Ministry

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Work type: Faculty (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Faculty

Job Title: Full Time Faculty: Professor of Missional and Multicultural Ministry

Reporting Relationship: Vice President of Academic Affairs - Wesley Seminary

Unit: Wesley Seminary

Department: Wesley Seminary

Campus Location: Wesley Seminary

Summary of Position:    Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment in Missional and Multicultural Ministry to begin 7/1/23. Qualified applicants should have academic and professional expertise in Missiology, Theology, and Cross-Cultural Ministry and demonstrate a commitment to theological education, theological scholarship, and the formation of pastoral ministry leaders in a variety of settings.

Applicants who bring diverse ethnic, racial, gender, and class perspectives to their scholarship and teaching are especially encouraged to apply, as well as those who possess teaching competency in more than one language.

Please prepare a cover letter, a one-page statement summarizing your philosophy of seminary education within the Wesleyan tradition, and a curriculum vitae (detailing of education; teaching, ministry, and volunteer experience; scholarship and publications; and references). All materials should be submitted electronically via IWU's employment portal. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to submit additional written materials prior to a phone or on-campus interview.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching load of 21 credit hours per 12 month contract period 
  • Oversight of existing and emerging courses in Missiology and Missional Church offered in the MA, MDiv, and DMin programs, and relevant institutional service to Wesley Seminary and IWU 
  • Coaching and mentoring Adjunct and Affiliate Faculty
  • Development of additional course offerings in Missiology, Missional Church, Ministry in Context, Church Planting, and related subject areas 
  • Possible additional teaching in the areas of Christian Ministry and Spiritual Formation
  • Relevant institutional committee work and service, and relevant scholarly activity 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Applicants must hold a terminal degree (PhD or equivalent) in Missiology, Intercultural Studies, Biblical Theology, or a closely related field
  • Must hold an MDiv or equivalent
  • Must be committed to excellence in engaging adult learners in both online and onsite modalities; possess heart for the local church; view teaching as a service to the church; and embrace the Wesleyan tradition.


  • Applicants must have strong Cross-Cultural Ministry experience
  • Pastoral experience in a local church is strongly preferred
  • Significant experience in local church ministry and a heart for the local church and training pastors and Christian leaders
  • Teaching experience, especially online, is highly desirable

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Excellence in knowledge and skills in relation to the appropriate field(s)
  • Competence in teaching ability, along with an eagerness to improve
  • An enthusiasm for the Wesleyan tradition and ability to function well within a learning community hosted by The Wesleyan Church
  • Facilitate with educational technologies such as Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel), online learning management systems, and other supplemental tools (e.g. audio and/or video recording)

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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