Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies
Why Students Choose Sattler College
Sattler College’s mission is to provide an education that instructs the mind, discipleship that shapes the soul, and inspiration that inflames the heart. The modern higher education system rarely tends to the yearnings of the soul, nor inspires the passions of the heart. It fails to educate young people holistically for a life well lived. It is often hostile to faith, too expensive and academically weak. We need nothing short of a revolution. Sattler College was founded upon the biblical vision of Christian discipleship that addresses the mind, soul and heart. Our goal is to enable graduates to heartily say, “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
Sattler College started offerings in Fall 2018 and was accredited Fall 2021. Sattler is a four-year Christian college granting bachelor’s degrees in the following majors: biblical studies, business, computer science, history, and human biology. Students choose Sattler because they want to build their faith, while also taking the next steps toward fulfilling God’s plan for their careers. Sattler students are exceptional. Last fall’s incoming students’ SAT scores averaged in the 93rd percentile. Many arrive at the college with significant cross-cultural experiences. Many have been leaders in their home communities and are eager to participate in thoughtful service in an urban environment.
Sattler College is looking for someone who embraces the Founding Precepts and is excited to train young people in the historic Christian faith. The new hire will become the coordinator for the four-year Biblical and Religious Studies (BRS) program and the one-year BRS certificate program, and must have the expertise either to teach in the Ministry Track (i.e. classes in pastoral care or biblical counseling) or to teach Koine Greek with a communicative method. A full-time teaching load is three courses per term and, as the program coordinator, includes responsibilities of academic advising, supervising senior capstone projects, overseeing the program curriculum, and conducting program evaluations. As a small school, we especially prize interpersonal skills in our faculty for working alongside colleagues and for engaging students in mentoring relationships.
- Teach assigned undergraduate courses in accordance with standard policies and procedures and use a variety of best-practice teaching and learning strategies, including classroom and online technology, to enhance instruction.
- Advise and mentor Biblical and Religious Studies Majors and Minors. Maintain established office hours and be available to individual students for formal consultations and informal mentoring.
- Contribute to the development of a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars within Sattler College.
- Faculty members are expected to continue to grow in their commitment to and effectiveness in the integration of Christian faith and learning and provide effective servant/shepherd leadership among faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
- Teach courses within the BRS program.
- Supervise senior capstone projects.
- Provide academic counseling for students.
- Conduct scheduled program evaluations, using the BRS program learning objectives as the standard.
- Regularly attend Tea Time and engage with students.
- Attend a church that practices the Founding Precepts.
- MDiv or PhD (PhD preferred)
- Preferred: ministry and/or teaching experience
- Preferred: track-record of scholarship