Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries

  • Christian Studies
  • Faculty
  • Missions/Ministry
  • Theology
  • Walnut Ridge, AR

Website Williams Baptist University


Williams Baptist University is seeking applicants to fill the position of assistant professor of Christian Ministries. The assistant professor of Christian Ministries is a full-time faculty position in the Christian Ministries department. The assistant professor of Christian Ministries is a generalist equipped to teach students from a broad array of theological disciplines including but not limited to biblical studies, Christian theology, worldview formation, and pastoral ministries. This position is exempt full time on a 9-month salary.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaches undergraduate coursework in the Christian ministries department
  • Trains and disciples future church leaders and Christian academics
  • Represents WBU in Arkansas Baptist churches well
  • Advises students in the Christian Ministry department
  • Serves on various faculty committees


Required: Ph.D. (or ABD) in a classical theological discipline like Old Testament, New Testament, or Systematic Theology

Preferred: A minor in another classical theological discipline or in a practical church ministry area


Required: Pastoral experience and demonstration of commitment to local church ministry

Preferred: Experience in Christian higher education.

Knowledge, Skills, Competencies:

  • Exceptional commitment to Christian higher education
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially behind the pulpit
  • Organizational efficiency and attention to detail; able to work quickly with high degree of accuracy; able to multi-task
  • Knowledge of effective recruitment and retention practices
  • Strong and innovative leadership skills; public relation skills; strong organizational skills
  • Ability to counsel and communicate effectively with students
  • Strong interpersonal relationship and communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Teaching skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, sit, type, and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and to lift 35 lbs.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment
  • Ability to use institutional technology equipment and resources

Special Requirements:

Committed to the vision and mission of Williams Baptist University – Per WBU Employee Handbook policy (40.2): “It is required that all faculty and administrative staff be persons who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and who are active members of a local Christian church which adheres to an evangelical faith consistent with the historic religious beliefs of Southern Baptists.”

AAP/EEO Statement: Per WBU Policy Statement

Other Duties: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

This job description has been approved by all levels of management.

To Apply: Applicants should fill out our online application by clicking the button below and then send a letter of interest, current resume, and contact information via email to A review of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

University Description

Founded in 1941, Williams Baptist University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The college is located near Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and has an average enrollment of 500 students. Owned and operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, the University takes seriously its identity as a Christian institution in the Baptist tradition. We are committed to producing exceptional graduates prepared to competently engage local and global cultures through a Christ-centered worldview. We accomplish this by providing an excellent, holistically Christian, liberal arts education while compassionately shaping student lives. More information about the University’s history, mission, and vision can be reviewed on the website.

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