Full Time Faculty: Professor of Theological Studies

Job Posting

The Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS) seeks applications for a full-time faculty in the area of Theological Studies. Pentecostal Theological Seminary has followed a model for ministerial development drawn from the Scriptures and the Wesleyan-Pentecostal faith orientation. PTS is dedicated to preparing women and men for Holy Spirit-filled, Holy Spirit-led Christian ministry in today’s world. It is the intention of the Seminary to help students integrate life and learning in such a way that they may acquire the maturity and professional competency needed to carry out the mission of the Church in the world. PTS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) to offer 7 Master’s and 1 doctoral degree programs. For more information, please visit the PTS website: https://www.ptseminary.edu/degrees-ptseminary1.php.

About the Position:

The position is for a full-time instructor in the area of Theological Studies, whose responsibility
would include, but not limited to, the following:

  1. teaching a minimum of seventeen semester hours each academic year,
  2. serving on the faculty council and two or three faculty committees,
  3. advising students on Christian formation and academic progress, and
  4. participation in the community life of the seminary.

The faculty member will primarily teach in the Master of Theological Studies (MTS), the Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Theology (ThM), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. The PhD program is currently approved by the SACSCOC and will undergo an ATS focus visit for approval in the Fall of 2023.

Ideal candidates must demonstrate experience with teaching in an online learning environment, quality teaching, student and community engagement, a commitment to collaboration, an understanding of the mission of a faith-based institution of higher education, and alignment with the learning outcomes of the institution’s degree programs in the area of Theological Studies.

The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined by the person’s faculty rank, which will be determined by the Academic Development and Policy Committee of the Faculty Council in conjunction with the search process.

Besides the salary, the compensation would include health plans and retirement contributions. The institution also provides 100% tuition remission benefits for the full-time employee’s immediate family members (spouse and children), generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave..


  • Earned doctorate (PhD) in an area of Theological Studies.
  • Teaching experience at a Master’s level
  • Aptitude for teaching online courses
  • Commitment to cultivating collaborative relationships with faculty colleagues
  • Aptitude and demonstrated ability to integrate ethnic diversity and equity in teaching
  • Commitment to effective communication with students
  • Commitment to a holistic formation in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition
  • Commitment to the Wesleyan-Pentecostal theological orientation
  • Commitment to the teachings of the Church of God, the sponsoring denomination of the seminary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (PhD) with scholarly publication
  • Experience in teaching online
  • Extensive experience in teaching
  • Vocational maturity to mentor students
  • Strengthening the representation of ethnic and gender diversity of the Faculty Council

Application Instructions

Application materials should be sent to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and the Vice-President for Academics, Dr. David S. Han, in the care of his Executive Assistant, Ms. Griselda Nazimek, either via email at gnazimek@ptseminary.edu or via mail at 900 Walker St. NE, Cleveland, TN, 37311. The application materials should include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-Page Reflection on the Vocation of a Theological Scholar-Educator
  • Contact Information for Three or More Professional References (Note: Letters may be solicited during the search process and should be submitted when requested.)

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023. Positions will remain until filled.
For additional information, contact the Office of the VP for Academics/ Dean of the Faculty (423-478-7524 or email at gnazimek@ptseminary.edu).




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