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Assistant or Associate Professor of Worship Studies

Apply now Job no: 493426
Work type: Faculty (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Faculty

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Worship Studies

Reporting Relationship: Chairs, Theology & Ministry and Music & Theatre

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: School of Theology & Ministry and School of Arts & Humanities (Division of Music & Theatre)

Summary of Position:    The School of Arts & Humanities in partnership with the School of Theology and Ministry on the residential campus of Indiana Wesleyan University are seeking applications for a full-time faculty position in Worship Studies. The ideal candidate will show evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ, full agreement with Wesleyan doctrine, and a commitment to liberal learning as well as a fully integrated life of faith and work, embracing God’s purpose individually and collaboratively.

Candidates should show substantial experience in full-time worship ministry in the local church, demonstrated excellence in teaching at the collegiate level, and be conversant in and have an appreciation for a wide variety of worship styles. The ideal candidate should see their teaching as a service to the Church and should love the local church.

Start date will be Fall 2024 pending funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direction concerning the re-design of current curriculum
  • Teach courses in both the School of Arts & Humanities (Division of Music & Theatre) and the School of Theology and Ministry
  • Oversee program assessment
  • Collaborate with Dean of Spiritual Formation
  • Ongoing scholarship in one’s area(s) of expertise
  • Ongoing service to the university, the church, and the community, including committee work as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

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.


  • Terminal degree in Music or Practical Theology/Theological Studies with an emphasis in worship preferred
  • Ordination in a holiness denomination also preferred


  • Substantial experience in Christian worship including full-time worship leadership in the local church, strong musical training and proficiency in voice or instrument
  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level is highly desirable

Required Skills

  • Excellence in knowledge and skills in relation to the appropriate field(s)
  • Competence in teaching ability, along with an eagerness to improve
  • A strong testimony of personal faith and commitment to Christ is essential, along with an agreement to live according to the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement
  • An enthusiasm for the Wesleyan tradition and ability to function well within a community hosted by The Wesleyan Church

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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