Teaching Faculty-Theological Studies

Job Summary:

The successful candidate for this faculty position will serve as Assistant
Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Theological Studies (rank
dependent on previous full-time graduate-level faculty experience). This
position involves the full responsibilities of a tenure-track teaching
professional at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), with primary duties at the
Dallas, Texas campus. In accordance with the mission of the Seminary, the
needs of the DTS Dallas campus, external DTS locations, and DTS online, and
the goals of the Department of Theological Studies, this individual will seek
to equip godly servant-leaders for worldwide ministry by: passing on to
students an understanding of the church’s one true faith embraced within a
distinctively dispensational, premillennial evangelicalism; encouraging
students to think theologically as a response to Scripture, with a
sensitivity to the history of theology, philosophy, and culture; and helping
students gain perspectives essential to spiritual formation, global
servant-leadership, and the evaluation of contemporary issues and trends.
Faculty members support the educational process by advising students, serving
on committees, addressing projects as assigned, and assisting at strategic

Job Duties:

1. Academic Responsibilities
a. Teach a full-time course load (18 teaching hours per academic year).
b. Teach core courses and electives in Systematic and Historical Theology according faculty member’s experience, expertise, and interests as well as departmental criteria and needs. Primary, but not exclusive, teaching responsibilities will be at the Dallas campus.
c. Participate in Distance Education programs, including online education, as assigned to complete teaching responsibilities in accordance with the needs of the department and Distance Education.
d. Make progress toward tenure and promotions as indicated in the Faculty Handbook.
e. Represent the Department and the Seminary in the public square, especially in print and online publications, on social media, in churches, and at conferences.

2. Administrative Responsibilities
a. Attend scheduled departmental, divisional, and faculty meetings.
b. Maintain office hours and availability for student mentoring and advising as assigned.
c. Participate in the annual Faculty Workshop, Convocation, Commencement, and other events as specified by the Academic Dean, the Chairman of the Department of Theological Studies, or the Faculty Handbook.
d. Serve on faculty committees as assigned.


1. Christian Character. Have outstanding character qualities expected of a seminary teacher who will serve as an example for students—reflecting Christlikeness and the fruit of the Spirit as evidenced by a good reputation with the broad body of Christ and positive interpersonal relationships.

2.Formal Education. Have a formal biblical and theological education with a graduate degree in biblical studies, systematic theology, or historical theology (MDiv or ThM preferred) and a PhD or ThD in theological studies or its equivalent.

3.Teaching Experience. Have satisfactory experience in teaching or promise of teaching competence. Significant teaching experience at the graduate (seminary) level preferred.

4. Writing Experience. Have experience in research, writing, presenting, speaking, and publishing in both scholarly and popular levels.

5.Ministry Experience. Have ongoing involvement in local church and other ministry activities and a Christ-honoring reputation in academia and social media engagement.

6.Doctrinal Agreement. Be in full agreement in beliefs, teaching, and writing with the seminary’s doctrinal statement. The candidate must also affirm in beliefs, teaching, and writing the seminary’s statement on marriage and human sexuality; statement on unity, diversity, and community; statement on men and women learning together and statement of educational philosophy.

7.Collegiality. Be able to work collegially as a member of the department and the seminary community, contributing a unique perspective as a member of a diverse team with an attitude of humility.

8.Technological Proficiency. Have some knowledge of and competency in the latest equipment and software for online and remote video conferencing and education, including platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Canvas, LifeSize, etc.

Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.