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Trinity Lutheran College

Intercultural Studies Faculty

Trinity Lutheran College
Everett, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 06/27/2008
Categories: Education
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position available: August 1, 2008
Department: Intercultural Studies
Position term: 12 month contract; Full-time
Reports to: Academic Dean
Salary: Depending on qualifications
Application deadline: Round 1 will close 7/15/08
Position open until filled

Trinity Lutheran College
Mission Statement: Trinity Lutheran College, through biblically centered education, develops Christian leaders with a global perspective whose lives and ministry serve Jesus Christ in church and society. Trinity is an accredited four-year residential college located in Issaquah, Wash., 18 miles east of Seattle. The college will be relocating to its new campus in downtown Everett, WA during August 2008. The college currently offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Communications, Biblical Studies, Business Leadership & Management, Children Youth & Family Studies, Early Childhood Education, Intercultural Studies, Music & Worship, Psychology, and Social Work. The college also offers an Associate of Biblical Studies degree and a Certificate of Professional Studies (post-baccalaureate).

Primary Responsibilities
Serve as the Intercultural Department Chair with responsibility for department planning and management, accreditation assessment, dreaming and envisioning, networking with related entities, working with the Academic Committee, and developing an advisory board that would provide counsel for the department.
Teach courses in the Intercultural Department curriculum as determined in consultation with the Academic Dean.
Work with the faculty and administration to facilitate a review process to determine the future direction of the Intercultural Studies Department and the Intercultural Studies major.
Serve as the advisor to Intercultural majors for academic planning purposes and assisting with vocational discernment.
Serve as a resource to alumni and local congregations in the area of missions and intercultural studies.
Make personal contact with prospective Intercultural students (face-to-face meetings, telephone calls, etc.), in consultation with the Office of Admissions.

Other Responsibilities
Serve as a member of the Faculty Council and other faculty or college-wide committees as assigned by the Academic Dean.
Enhance the global perspective of all Trinity students through special speakers in chapel, and by special emphasis weeks as scheduled by the Student Council.
Guide the faculty in integrating a cross-cultural/global perspective throughout the Trinity curriculum, especially in the Trinity Core curriculum courses.
Participate regularly in the colleges worship and community life.

Performance Standards:
Prayerfully approach this position as a sacred call.
Conduct the classroom in a professional, dignified and responsible manner.
Provide appropriate syllabi, direction and explanation of course to students.
Submit final course grades to the Registrars Office at the appropriate time.
Cooperate with and develop positive relationships with students, staff, faculty, and administration.
Conduct department responsibilities in a timely and effective manner.
Comply with Trinity Lutheran College employee policies and procedures, as stated in the Faculty Handbook and Employee Handbook.

Qualification Standards
Masters degree (required) in Missiology or related field; doctoral-level work desired.
Personal experience in domestic or international cross-cultural ministry contexts.
Documented teaching experience in an academic setting, including course creation, teaching material preparation, and providing quality classroom instruction.
Interpersonal skills for effective interaction with colleagues and college personnel; ability to mentor college students.
Skills in using modern technology to assist in classroom instruction.
Basic knowledge of Christian theology and a commitment to higher education in a Lutheran Christian context.
All employees of Trinity Lutheran College are expected to be persons of Christian commitment who are in accord with the mission and purpose of an evangelical Christian college.

Selection process
Submit a letter of application, accompanied by a rsum, to the Academic Dean (address below).
Applicants selected for final consideration will be asked to supply a detailed curriculum vita, professional references, and college transcripts verifying coursework and degrees completed.
Those considered will be invited for an on-site interview with the search committee. The interview may include a demonstration of classroom teaching, including development of a syllabus and lesson plan.
All final applicants will be notified when the position is filled.
The position will begin August 15, 2008 or as soon as final selection has been made.
Trinity provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, gender, ethnic or national origins, disability, or age.

Application materials and inquiries may be directed to:

Trinity Lutheran College
Attn: Ms. Donna Marie Bertrand
2802 Wetmore, Everett, WA 98201
PO Box 870, Everett, WA 98206

Via e-mail to:

Via fax to: 425-576-1910 Attn: TLC Intercultural Studies