Adjunct Faculty

Online Studies
August 01, 2017


Online adjunct faculty members are responsible to facilitate online courses and occasionally serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for our growing online student body. Online faculty ensure that student learning objectives are met for every online course and that every online student learns at the highest level possible.  


  • Establish a strong academic, social and cognitive presence
  • Communicate regularly with students
  • Participate in and lead robust online discussion forums
  • Grade student work with rubrics and provide appropriate feedback offered in a timely manner
  • Offer suggestions for course improvements


  • Ability to use a Learning Management System (LMS) to teach effectively online. Three years of online experience preferred.
  • Masters degree required, doctorate preferred


Please contact Saxon Reasons with the Online Studies department at for more information. You may also want to visit our website at

Office Manager (Temporary)

Marketing and Communications
40 hours/week
July 20, 2017


The Corporate Marketing and Communications Office Manager contributes to the successful achievement of annual goals and objectives by providing energetic administrative support. The office manager handles day-to-day operations with efficiency and time management, and would be responsible for developing intra-office communications, streamlining administrative procedures, maintain inventory control, student worker supervision and task delegation.


  • Greet guests, respond to emails and project requests, answer phones, and create a welcoming and professional environment for the staff and guests alike.
  • Facilitate project management by communicating with the customer, organizing tasks and resources, and coordinating schedules.
  • Process projects by establishing digital project folders, securing required information from client(s), tracking expenses, and processing and reconciling invoices. Oversee bulk mail accounts by making deposits and tracking expenses.  
  • Contribute to the department’s successful achievement of annual goals and objectives by providing administrative support including developing/maintaining office operations and procedures; coordinating correspondences and schedules; designing digital and traditional filing systems; overseeing supply requisitions; and providing timely reports.  
  • Manage the corporate inventory room including hiring and supervising student workers to maintain inventory, stock literature racks, and facilitate order pickups and returns.
  • Keep the director (and other team members as appropriate) informed by reviewing and analyzing reports and communications; summarizing information; identifying trends, etc.
  • Assist the director of Marketing and Communications and perform general administrative functions as required.


  • Service-Oriented:  Demonstrate genuine warmth and interest in people.
  • Trustworthy:  Demonstrate high standard of integrity, discernment and reliability.
  • Organized and Deadline-Oriented:  Ability to manage multiple projects with converging deadlines.
  • Self-Starter:  Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Resourceful:  Aptitude for thinking “outside the box,” and finding creative and effective means for accomplishing tasks.
  • Problem-Solver:  Capable of finding solutions to challenges and obstacles.
  • Effective Communicator:  Strong communication skills demonstrated through tactfulness and persuasiveness, both orally and in writing.
  • Flexible:  Willingness to adjust one’s schedule in order to meet deadlines and/or to attend events that may require evenings and weekends.
  • Team Player:  Ability to work effectively as a member of the department as well as with faculty and staff at-large.
  • Computer Proficient:  Experience in effectively using computers and various software packages to facilitate responsibilities.
  • Lifelong Learner:  Desire to learn and grow spiritually, professionally and personally.
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Three years of related experience preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

CIU Chancellor, Dr. Bill Jones, Honored with Key to the City

July 17, 2017
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones and his wife Debby Jones

“Gracious Father, may it unlock new doors,” Pastor Andre Rogers prayed after Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin presented CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones the Key to the City of Columbia.

Friends, family, and colleagues filled City Council Chambers Friday morning, July 14, 2017, to show their continued support and appreciation for a man many called a mentor, friend, teammate, and an inspiration.

Chief of Security

40 hours/12 months
July 14, 2017


The Chief of Security is responsible for managing campus safety and security in such a way as to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, and the general public and to protect the property of CIU.


• Assumes responsibility for all campus security operations.
• Manages, designs, and implements campus emergency preparedness plan.
• Builds relationships with the campus community including students, parents, guests, residents, and faculty and staff.
• Promotes and teaches safety classes and conducts security and safety drills/scenarios.
• Conducts outreach and builds relationships with local first responders such as law   enforcement, fire, EMS, and emergency preparedness officials.
• Maintains campus crime reporting system and Cleary Act compliance.
• Works with the campus administration and various campus committees.
• Performs the duties of a campus security officer as needed.


  • Ability to analyze problems and decide proper course of action.
  • Ability to lead and direct a small department to pursue excellence and professionalism in performing their duties.
  • Excellent public relations and communications skills.
  • Knowledge of current security practices and equipment available.
  • Knowledge of South Carolina law and applicable institutional regulations.
  • Ability to prepare and present safety/security/emergency preparedness educational programs to campus community.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to keep good composure in all situations.
  • Good knowledge of firearms and non-lethal weapons and their safe use.
  • Four year degree preferably in Criminal Justice or Police Science.
  • Ability to be licensed as a security officer by SLED.
  • Five years experience in law enforcement or institutional security.  Related military service may suffice.
  • A minimum of two years supervisory experience.  Four to six years is highly desirable.
  • Experience in industrial safety or institutional safety is highly desirable.
  • Teaching experience in a large group setting would be an asset. 

Substitute Teacher

Ben Lippen Upper School
Hours vary
August 10, 2017


The substitute teacher is responsible for giving instructions and organizing the classroom environment so as to enhance student learning during the period of absence of the regular classroom teacher.



  • He/she must work off of teacher lesson plans, give out classwork and assignments and ensure effective discipline and classroom control.
  • He/she will provide daily reports to give account of any information pertaining to the events of the day.
  • At the commencement of the school day, substitute teachers are expected to report to the school administrative office and collect the appropriate materials and schedule of classes. 
  • At the end of the school day, he/she is required to return the materials to the school office.


  • College degree preferred
  • Ability to comply with written and/or oral instructions
  • Ability to create an efficient working relationship with other personnel
  • Proficiency in maintaining efficient classroom management skills
  • Full capability to give instructions while the regular teacher is absent

Online Faculty Administrative Assistant

Office of Online Studies
40 hours/12 months
July 10, 2017


This Online Faculty Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support in facilitating employment of adjunct faculty for online programs.


  • Communicate (email or telephone) with adjunct faculty
  • Collect and maintain documentation necessary for adjunct employment, such as applications, transcripts, and reference forms
  • Collect annual FERPA and other forms necessary for HR policy compliance
  • Create, facilitate, and maintain paperwork needed to process payment to adjunct faculty, such as Memo of Approval forms, faculty contracts, and PAC form.
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • Familiarity with CIU’s ministry and academic environment, principles, and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively, maintain confidentiality, and act wisely and decisively
  • Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and email communication.
  • Operation of scanners, copiers, phone systems, and fax machines
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Three years of office experience, preferably in a K-12 or post-secondary academic environment


Taking Business and Entrepreneurship Beyond the Classroom

Launch at the John R. Cook, Jr. Business and Entrepreneurship Center – is a cutting-edge collaboration between CIU and area businesses and ministries. Launch takes your entrepreneurship and vocational success beyond the classroom by fostering hands-on educational opportunities that equip you to become one of tomorrow’s Christian business leaders. 

The Incubator:  Got a new business or ministry idea? Here at Launch, faculty advisors, business leaders, and experts with experience establishing and operating successful businesses and ministries around the world will help you bring your idea to life!  

Internships: Learn how you can fit into the marketplace and develop your God-given passions and interests through a focused internship that lets you apply classroom learning on the job.

Resumes: An effective resume opens doors. Our Launch faculty resources have decades of experience recruiting and hiring interns and employees. We will help you craft a professional resume that get results.

Interview Skills: Skype and on-line interviews are a part of today’s interviewing process. At Launch, our expert faculty resources and state-of-the-art, professional video interview facility will help you learn how to present yourself at your very best.

Launch Learning Seminars and Workshops: Designed as a hub for up-to-date and relevant information, Launch seminars and workshops will provide you with a wealth of practical business knowledge.

Collaborative Student Learning Teams and Organizations: Within the Launch facilities, the student-organized Fellowship of Christian Professionals (FCP) grows new businesses and equips aspiring entrepreneurs. At FCP it’s easy to get involved and start creating your professional network that will last a lifetime. 

Jonathan Reibsamen

Photo of Jonathan Reibsamen, Director of Philosophy at CIU
Associate Professor, Director of Philosophy

B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Biola University; Ph.D, Saint Louis University

Jonathan was born in Peru, where his parents were missionaries. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and completed his undergraduate education at CIU in 1998. After working for a couple of years in Columbia as an audio/visual technician, and then in Austin, Texas, as a web application developer, he finally discovered his passion for teaching through involvement in local church ministry.

Jonathan received his MA in Philosophy from Biola University in 2006, and taught for a term at Scott Theological College (now Scott Christian University) in Machakos, Kenya, before beginning his doctoral studies at Saint Louis University in 2008. He completed his Ph.D. in 2015 and worked for SLU as a grant project manager until receiving the call to CIU in 2017.

Jonathan and his wife, Julie, were married in 2008, and have three children, Evalia, Ethan and Emmett. Jonathan enjoys going on family adventures, playing with his kids, reading good books, and having good conversations.

Jonathan's desire for himself and for his students is to learn to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves, and so become true lovers of wisdom.


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