Assistant or Associate Professor in New Testament
Job Details
Main Campus - Harrisonburg, VA
New Testament Open Rank

Announcement of Vacancy

Eastern Mennonite University, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, seeks to hire a multidisciplinary cohort of faculty to advance the university’s strategic goals for inclusive excellence. As a vibrant university renowned for its peace and justice emphases, EMU is dedicated to enhancing racial justice and social change. As a community who strives to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply. EMU provides opportunities for faculty collaboration across disciplines and communities. Candidates must have a strong commitment to high quality teaching and be enthusiastic about mentoring and advising students, particularly those from underrepresented/ underserved populations. In addition to teaching excellence, successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and to service, both on and off campus. For example, the recruitment of students, supervision of student projects, an interest in working with community members and organizations. More details about EMU’s cohort hiring initiative are available at this link

POSITION: New Testament,  full time, tenure-track, rank open, assistant professor preferred

QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in New Testament in hand by June 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities include New Testament and early Christian history in the seminary graduate programs, the undergraduate Bible, Religion and Theology program, and the undergraduate general education curriculum.  Applicants must have a strong commitment to high quality teaching and forming Christian leaders in an ecumenical student body.

POSITION DETAILS: Nine-month contract, 24 semester hours per year. Salary determined by education and experience. EMU uses a tenure with post-tenure review contract system. Candidates must have a strong commitment to high quality teaching and be enthusiastic about mentoring and advising students. Applicants should have demonstrated ability to teach in NT and Biblical studies, with expertise in interpretations informed by critical race studies,  gender studies, and/or queer studies. Preference given to applicants who can teach in one or more of the following areas: conflict transformation, restorative justice and/or trauma studies. 

APPOINTMENT DATE: Positions begin mid-August 2022. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open.

INQUIRIES: Application review begins November 1, 2021 and is ongoing. Select applicants will be asked to respond to questions relevant to EMU’s faith-based mission. The cover letter should include information on how the candidate’s experience will contribute to the university’s mission, especially its strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and contact information for three professional references should be submitted at this site

Informal inquiries may be directed to:

Dr. Suzanne Cockley, Dean of Theology, Humanities, and the Performing Arts

Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Eastern Mennonite University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. EMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. EMU conducts criminal background investigations as part of the hiring process. EMU seeks faculty who show promise of or have demonstrated

  • teaching excellence in a Christian liberal arts environment,
  • a commitment to ongoing scholarship, and
  • familiarity with and respect for Anabaptist/Mennonite Christian faith practices.

EMU pursues creativity, innovation, and excellence in all educational programs and invites students to follow Christ’s call to witness faithfully, serve compassionately, and walk boldly in the way of nonviolence and peace.