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Teaching Faculty – MA (Theological Studies) in Chinese

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Seminary & School of Ministry
40 Hours per week
July 01, 2014


Collaborates with the dean, other faculty members, and staff to equip Great Commission Christians for ministry in multi-cultural communities and fulfill the university’s mission of educating people from a Christian worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. Pursues that mission with a commitment to CIU’s educational philosophy of total life training integrating academic excellence, spiritual formation, and ministry skills development, with Bible at the core. Focuses on developing, teaching, and administering online courses in a graduate-level masters degree offered in Chinese.


  • Classroom instruction: Demonstrate excellence in classroom teaching, including proficiency in classroom and online instructional technology.
  • Student relationships: Advise and mentor students; foster student-faculty relationships by participating in student functions and small groups as appropriate.
  • Institutional representation: Work with the Marketing and Admissions offices to represent SSM to Chinese-speaking target audiences and to represent CIU to the community at large.
  • Professional engagement: Participate in professional associations, research, and writing that support the professional discipline(s) taught.
  • Ministry involvement: Model consistent service in local church, mission, and/or marketplace contexts.
  • Personal growth: Model Christ-like character and conduct; exhibit growth in areas of personal challenge.


  • Fluent in Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Knowledge of one of the following discipline areas: Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, or Missions
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of classroom and online instructional technology
  • Skill in public speaking, teaching, and written communication
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with and coaching adult learners as well as undergraduate students as necessary
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and a collegial model of decision-making
  • Earned Ph.D. or Th.D. from an accredited institution
  • Teaching experience in theological education at the graduate level; five years preferred
  • Experience in church-related ministry; some pastoral experience preferred
  • Commitment to cross-cultural ministry; some cross-cultural ministry experience preferred