Theology Lecturer

Closing Date: 11th March 2018

Shortlisting: 14th March 2018

Interview: 29th March 2018


The Elim Pentecostal Church is a growing Movement of more than 550 Christian congregations in the UK and Ireland. Elim is also a leading UK charity operating within the non-profit sector as a single consolidated charity. Elim’s core vision and distinctive characteristics arise from its spiritual heritage as a denomination focussed on Christian mission and ministry.  
Regents Theological College is the National Training Centre of the Elim Pentecostal Church and one of the leading Pentecostal Bible Colleges in Europe. It provides a range of theology courses at undergraduate, masters and doctorate levels, all validated by the University of Chester.  
Situated in 35 acres of stunning countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, the College is nearing 300 students, about half of whom live on campus. Graduating students move into a variety of careers including Christian ministry, teaching, social work, business and the arts. A recent strategic change to our undergraduate delivery model has seen us achieve significant growth in our 2017 intake and we anticipate this continuing in the year ahead as we pursue flexible and accessible models of learning. Graduating students move into a variety of careers including Christian ministry, teaching, social work, business and the arts.  
At Regents Theological College the philosophy behind all that we do can be summed up as Heads, Hands and Hearts. HEADS - We unashamedly encourage all students studying with us to stretch their minds, see things from others perspective, develop academic muscles that enable them to critically navigate their way through the changing world. HANDS – We seek to put practical tools in the hands of our students to understand the day to day reality of mission and ministry whether that be in the context of church, education, chaplaincy or everyday day life. We encourage students to actively participate in placements and reflect on their own and others practice. HEARTS - It is our prayer and desire than anyone studying at Regents also encounters God for themselves and is transformed by His presence in their daily lives. 


Duties and Responsibilities

This exciting role seeks to put learning, teaching and supervision at the forefront. The successful candidate will facilitate learning for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies, whilst maintaining excellence through serving alongside the faculty in supporting in various academic committees and boards.
Duties Include:
  • Lecturing Delivery of high quality, research based, teaching in the classroom and virtual environments at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Module Development and Delivery Taking responsibility for some key areas of undergraduate and postgraduate module development and delivery, ideally in the areas of Systematic Theology, Christian Ethics, Church History and Historical Theology, World Religions and Mission.
  • Marking and Supervision Take an active role in first and second marking of assessments at levels 4 to 7 and research supervision at levels 6 to 8.
  • PhD Supervision Primary and secondary supervision of PhD and MRes students.
  • Theology Track Leadership Actively develop and oversee the theology track, organising track events and offering primary support to students on this track.
Whilst we are anticipating the need to make a full-time appointment to this role, we are willing to explore flexible working arrangements in order to see various aspects of the role delivered.  
Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in teaching and theological education.  

A genuine occupational requirement exists for the post-holder to be a Christian who assents to the Elim basis of faith in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.  

  Essential Skills   

  • Excellent interpersonal and face-to-face communication skills;
  • Excellent Academic Track Record;
  • Effective use of IT systems;
  • A desire to work as part of a team in a growing and developing college;
  • Commitment to continual learning and research;
  • PhD in Theology or relevant discipline;
  • Master or Undergraduate degree in Theology or relevant discipline;
  • Demonstrate a solid history of teaching experience;
  • 5+ years of Christian ministry and/or academic experience.


  Desired Skills     

  • Post Graduate Teaching Qualification;
  • Extensive experience teaching in a Higher Education Context;
  • Experience in Empirical Research.
When submitting your application, please upload a written 20 Credit module plan (no more than 2 sides of A4) on one of the following areas:
  • Christian Mission (Level 5)
  • Christian Doctrine (Level 4)
  • Christian Ethics (Level 6)
The module plan should include:
  • Learning Aims;
  • Learning Outcomes;
  • Overview of Content;
  • Assessment;
  • Short Reading List.
If succesfull for an interview, you will be asked to deliver a 15 minute presentation as an introduction to this module.  

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please do contact Jimmy van Santen:

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