Trinity Western University invites applicants for an endowed Chair in New Testament Studies. The occupant of the Chair will be an exemplary teacher, accomplished scholar, and sincere evangelical Christian, committed to engaging students, staff, faculty and external stakeholders to advance the mission, vision, and core values of Trinity Western University. The ideal candidate combines a rich understanding of the historical and cultural context of the Bible, a vital commitment to the centrality of Jesus as the ground of faith, forgiveness and renewal, and an ability to strengthen confidence in the authority, truth, and meaning of Scripture.
Duties and Responsibilities
Applicants need to demonstrate exemplary classroom teaching; display intellectual rigour and spiritual maturity in the service of nurturing commitment to the authority of Scripture; clearly communicate the centrality of Jesus and the historical, cultural, and theological setting of New Testament; display a genuine commitment to the Bible as a coherent whole and Scriptural exegesis as the work and mission of the church; seek to advance an academic culture that nurtures students as master learners, and is committed to innovative teaching in multiple modalities (in-person, digital, and hybrid).
The successful candidate shall carry out research in New Testament Studies and make a meaningful contribution to the wider academic community through publications, presentation, and active participation in scholarly organizations and societies. In addition, the Endowed Chair in New Testament Studies will support the Chair of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies in reimagining curriculum and programs to align with the key strategic priorities outlined in “TWU 2030: Every Graduate Equipped”; champion positive and effective departmental communications with students, faculty, administration, and staff; support and inspire TWU faculty in their vital role of providing an intellectually engaging, faith-affirming vision of the Christian liberal arts; work closely with the Provost, Office of the President, and University Advancement to increase external confidence in Trinity Western University, and enable the department to play a key role in celebrating and partnering with global Christians as we seek to advance the work of God’s kingdom in reconciliation and unity.
Exemplary commitment to Christ-centred higher education
Five+ years of experience in Christian higher education
Excellent communication skills in written and verbal form
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level
Values and fosters collaboration
Commitment to the authority and significance of Holy Scripture for contemporary life, discipleship, and witness
Capable of displaying intellectual rigour, spiritual maturity, and confidence in the Bible as a coherent whole and the role of the Church in its interpretation
Demonstrated commitment to working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues.
Trinity Western University is Canada’s premier Christian University of the arts, sciences, and professions. Recognized for quality, TWU is consistently ranked among the top two universities in Canada for Educational Experience by the National Survey of Student Engagement; holds four Canada Research Chairs; wins National Championships in U Sports; and emphasizes experiential learning to prepare graduates to make a global impact. TWU has been developing leaders of character and competence for more than 50 years. Interested candidates are asked to carefully review the TWU Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, and Community Covenant (available here). Successful candidates must be willing to support these statements during their employment at TWU.
To apply for this position, please submit the following as part of your online application:
A letter of interest
A curriculum vitae
Verification of doctoral degree(s)
Signed Statement of Faith and Community Covenant
Interested applicants should begin the application process via our online portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Trinity Western University encourages applications from all eligible candidates who are able to commit to the university’s mission, values, and Christian identity as articulated in its Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. We are committed to an ethic of inclusion and to the equal treatment of all persons without discrimination in accordance with human rights law.
We particularly invite applications from Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations during the application process should contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Western University is located on the traditional unceded ancestral territory of the Sto:lo people.
Established in 1962, Trinity Western University (TWU) is a fully accredited institution and a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada since 1984. Trinity Western offers 42 undergraduate and 19 graduate degree programs. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others.