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Philosophy and Christian Thought Adjunct Instructor (EXPIRED)

College of Adult and Professional Studies, Indiana Wesleyan University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Philosophy and Christian Thought
AOC categories Philosophy of Religion
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Columbus, Indiana, United States
Job description

This Adjunct Instructor position will teach courses on Philosophy and Christian Thought with the School of Liberal Arts in the College of Adult and Professional Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University regional education centers. The instructor will instruct adult students using curriculum established by the School of Liberal Arts focusing on the relationship of philosophy to Christian theological perspectives. The instructor will plan class activities, track student attendance, and grade student assignments in a timely manner. Most onsite classes are held one night per week for 5-6 weeks, 6-10 pm. Each course may include up to 25 students. Onsite adjunct instructors may also be asked to teach online.

Duties and Responsibilities

Meet with students at onsite locations for the full class time as assigned

  • Facilitate engaging individual and group instructional activities onsite
  • Motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process.
  • Assist students in achieving completion of objectives and learning outcomes.
  • Utilize appropriate technology for instruction (e.g. Power-point, Blackboard, Internet Resources)
  • Enrich course instruction with expertise from their area of academic study
  • Incorporate Biblical principles into their content area
  • Communicate with all IWU constituents in a professional and academic manner
  • Respond to student emails during the week within 36 hours
  • Advise students in matters related to academics, attendance, and behaviors.
  • Grade student assignments by giving substantive feedback and critical evaluation within one week of the due date for the assignment.
  • Maintain and report student grades and attendance in accordance with university policies
  • Complete required faculty development sessions
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.



  • Ph.D in Philosophy/Theology OR
  • Ph.D in another area with 18 graduate hours in Philosophy/Theology OR
  • ABD with 18 graduate hours in Philosophy/Theology OR
  • Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Philosophy/Theology
  • Training in Wesleyan-Arminian theological perspectives preferred


  • Full- or part-time teaching in higher education
  • Teaching adult learners
  • Full- or part-time ministry experience preferred
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred
  • Competence in MS Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint) and web based applications such as Blackboard.

Personal Background:

  • According to the Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy, all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement
  • A vibrant, personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • An ability to model and communicate the Christian experience to students as related to life and learning
  • Membership in a Wesleyan-Arminian denomination preferred
  • Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply

Special Instructions to Applicants: 
Do not send resume or supplemental materials to IWU until requested by the Faculty Recruiting Department. Candidates will be contacted personally with additional instructions if needed.

Indiana Wesleyan University may contact you if your credentials qualify for another position.

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline May 9, 2013, 7:06pm EST
Web address for more information https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisit...
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Time created October 15, 2012, 10:08pm EST
Scheduled expiry date February 12, 2013, 5:08pm EST
Expired on May 11, 2013, 12:06am EST
Last updated May 11, 2013, 12:06am EST
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