Oak Hill College, London : Tutor in Theology, with particular responsibility for Systematic Theology and Church History

Job Title:             Tutor in Theology, with particular responsibility for Systematic Theology and Church History

Reports to:         Academic Vice Principal

Location:             Oak Hill College, Southgate, London

Date:                     To start from September 2015

Mission of the College

The College’s mission is to serve churches worldwide as they carry out the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, by equipping their people to serve with a grasp of God’s revealed truth that is adaptable, deep, broad and integrated.

 Aim of this Position

The College is looking for someone to help form and equip future ministers, both onsite and at distance, by teaching Systematic and Historical Theology at CertHE, FdA, BA and postgraduate levels.

 Principal Accountabilities

1. To be responsible for delivering and developing modules in Systematic Theology and Church History, including advanced modules, on the direction of the Principal and the Academic Vice Principal. Modules in other areas (e.g. Church History) may also be prepared and taught where appropriate. This may include contributing to modules which are already taught by other faculty members.

2. To play a full part in the academic administration of the College, attending all committees and board meetings as directed by the Principal and Academic Vice Principal, and taking on specific roles in that administration from time to time. Other commitments will include the interviewing of new students and participation in recruitment activities.

3. To mark exams and essays and fulfil other assessment requirements as directed by the Academic Vice Principal and to be available to help students at an individual level, where required, with their studies.

4. To take charge of a Fellowship Group and to accept responsibility for the leadership of that group and the personal nurture and encouragement of the students within it. This necessitates the writing of a report on students at the end of each academic year and requires time to be spent with students dealing with personal, academic and other matters as appropriate.

5. To participate in the life of the College in every way possible, including attendance at chapel, leading services and preaching as invited.

6. To research, write and publish in their field where appropriate.

7. To participate in appropriate professional development activities and to seek, through regular appraisals, to attain the highest possible standards in teaching.

Person Description

The person appointed will:

·         Be committed to the evangelical ethos of Oak Hill as set out in its Trust documents;

·         Possess, or be in the process of gaining, a doctoral qualification in Theology or Church History;

·         Be committed to both the pastoral and academic formation of students;
·         Demonstrate self-awareness regarding the dynamics of small team working and shared community life, together with an ability to make a positive contribution in both areas.

And ideally will:

·         Have research experience and a record of publications in the field;

·         Be an ordained minister in the Church of England;

·         Have an appropriate experience of Christian ministry and pastoral leadership;

·         Have the ability to teach outside Systematic and Historical Theology.

Remuneration Package

The final salary will be negotiable, based on the experience and qualifications of the person appointed and will include housing.  Remuneration and benefits are in line with the Academic Staff Remuneration and Benefits Scale as determined by the Finance Panel of the Ministry Division of the Archbishops’ Council (‘Lichfield Scale’).

Notes for Applicants

Oak Hill College is independently owned by the Kingham Hill Trust.  The College is committed to partnership in the Gospel of Jesus Christ across denominational contours. It is authorised to train ordinands for the Church of England.  It also trains many students for evangelical ministry in independent churches. Separate yet integrated programmes equip youth and children’s ministers and those working in cross-cultural contexts.

The College is an Associate College of Middlesex University. Oak Hill is accredited by the University to validate its own undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes.

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post-holder is a Christian. Regulation 7(2)a of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 applies.

Oak Hill College reserves the right not to make an appointment to this position.

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