Academic Post: Lecturer

IBI is seeking to appoint a full-time[1] Lecturer (starting in summer 2018) who will teach, develop, administer and support our BA, MA and other programmes, ideally in the area of practical theology.

Effective teaching and learning is a core value of IBI. The successful candidate will be passionate about empowering students in their learning and living, enabling them to develop a generous self-critical rigour not just about theological issues, but about their own attitudes and skills. They will be committed to IBI’s multi-dimensional, holistic learning ethos which engages head, heart and hands to develop critical, theological reflection on ministry and Christian practices.

It is essential that the successful candidate whole-heartedly embraces the values of IBI. This will mean, among other things, that they will appreciate the realities of ministry within the contemporary Irish context and will welcome and encourage the theological breadth and diversity that is part of IBI’s evangelical ethos. The successful candidate will build effective working relationships with students, staff and supporters.

The successful candidate must confirm they agree with IBI’s Doctrinal Statement and the aims and ethos of IBI.

The essential and desirable requirements for the job (below) need to be evidenced by examples.

Essential requirements

Academic qualifications

  • Level 8 (honours) qualification
  • Masters level qualification in theological/biblical discipline (level 9)

Practical experience

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant ministry experience (in Ireland or a context similar to Ireland), normally following academic qualification
  • Substantial 3rd level teaching experience
  • Pastoral caring and mentoring/discipleship skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal attributes

  • Commitment to IBI and an ability to contribute to its future growth/development
  • Demonstrable commitment to IBI’s ethos of:
    • embracing a breadth of evangelical theological positions
    • educational philosophy of applied learning (head, heart, hands)
    • teamwork (including the co-operation, collegiality, shared responsibility and flexibility necessary for a small institution).
  • Ability to relate to IBI students, staff and supporters
  • Flexibility, innovation, proactivity
  • Commitment to excellence in academic administration

Desirable requirements

Academic qualifications

  • Higher level postgraduate qualification, PhD (level 10), DMin or other similar qualification
  • Research interests which have been disseminated to a wider audience (either academic or more “popular” audience)

Practical experience

  • Education management and academic administrative duties
  • Design and delivery of BA and/or MA modules
  • Online learning
  • Ministry in Ireland
  • Representation/PR
  • Delivering applied theology modules
  • Inter-disciplinary and applied approaches to teaching
  • IT systems management and IT enhanced learning environments
  • Fundraising

Personal attributes

  • Heart for the local church growth and local church development

[1] IBI is open to the possibility of a part-time and/or a fixed term appointment.

Further information is contained in the documents below.

Job Specification

IBI Lecturer – Application Process



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