Adventist University of Africa (AUA), a Chartered University of Seventh-day Adventists (SDA) Church based in Nairobi, Kenya, was established by the General Conference of SDA to provide post-graduate education in Theology, Business, Public Health, Applied Computer Science, and other fields. The University seeks to deliver balanced and dynamic post-graduate education in a Christian context to prepare graduates to provide competent leadership and service based on integrity, respect, and love for the Church and society.
The Faculty of the Theological Seminary at AUA conducts research in Biblical Studies, Church History, Systematic Theology, Missiology, and Practical/Applied Theology. The successful candidate is expected to teach and oversee all study programs from Master’s to doctoral (DMin and PhD) levels.
The University is looking to fill a vacancy for the position of a lecturer in the Theological Seminary to teach and direct graduate studies and research in Systematic Theology or Historical Theological Studies.
Qualifications and Skills Required: Earned Doctoral degree in Systematic Theology/Historical-Theological Studies and qualified to teach at the graduate level and conduct and direct research in Theological studies. Willing and able to work with students and faculty from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds in an international setting; Have a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in regular standing.
Qualifications Preferred: Research qualifications at the doctoral level (PhD or the equivalent) in Systematic theology. Documented pedagogical skills/teaching competence related to systematic theology. Articulate in English (oral and written communication skills).
A specialization in Systematic Theology involves the interpretation of the Christian faith and worldview from a contemporary perspective, paying attention to the distinctiveness, relevance, and normativity of the Christian faith and tradition. It includes the ability to conduct constructive academic analyses of how the Christian faith and worldview may be made relevant within the contemporary epistemic universe in the face of current cultural and social challenges. The candidate is required to master interdisciplinary work in theory as well as method.
Active participation in international research networks and good cooperative skills are vital. It is expected that the successful candidates will contribute to the further development of the faculty’s research profile and establish new research projects. Experience in applying for external research funding is desirable. Applicants should be able to document the development of teaching provisions and study environments.
Required Work Experience: Be an ordained minister of the gospel and have a minimum of 5 years of ministerial experience. A holder of ministerial credentials of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Loyal to the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s message and mission, evidenced by membership and active involvement in a local church. Preferably a minimum of six (6) years of full-time teaching experience, three of which should be at the graduate level. In addition, show evidence of published research and Supervision of thesis and dissertation at the Masters or Doctoral level.
Duties and Responsibilities: Teach systematic theology, philosophy of Religion, historical-theological studies, Adventist studies, and Cognate courses. Advise Master’s thesis and doctoral dissertations as would be assigned. Serve in thesis and dissertation committees of the Theological Seminary as would be appointed. Engage in research and community service in a professionally stimulating environment. Perform any assigned relevant responsibilities by the University.
Method of Application: All applications should be submitted to the Human Resources Office of the University with certified copies of academic qualifications, a portfolio detailing academic qualifications, work experience, research and publications, and family data. In addition, three recommendations, two from university administrators and one from a church administrator, should accompany the application.
All applications should be addressed to the Human Resources Office and should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be received until the vacancy is filled.
Qualified applicants will be notified and invited for a virtual interview.