Faculty, Chinese Seminary Old Testament

Faculty, Chinese Seminary Old Testament


The Chinese Seminary Old Testament faculty collaborates with the dean, other faculty members, and staff to equip Great Commission Christians for ministry in multi-cultural communities and fulfill the university’s mission of educating students from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. The faculty member pursues that mission with a commitment to CIU’s educational philosophy of total life training, integrating academic excellence, spiritual formation, and ministry skill development with Bible at the core. The faculty member focuses on teaching courses in Old Testament Introduction and Hebrew with a course load of 21 credits per year. Support of the university mission, core values, and statement of faith is required.


  • Classroom instruction: Demonstrate excellence in classroom teaching, including proficiency in classroom and online instructional technology.
  • Student relationships: Advise and mentor students; foster student-faculty relationships by participating in student functions and small groups as appropriate.
  • Institutional representation: Work with the Kepha Admissions to represent Chinese Seminary Studies to target audiences focused on biblical studies and to represent Kepha to the community at large.
  • Professional engagement: Participate in professional associations, research, and writing that support the professional discipline(s) taught.
  • Personal growth: Model Christ-like character and conduct; exhibit growth in areas of personal challenge.


  • Fluent in Chinese (oral, reading and writing).
  • Knowledge of the discipline areas of Old Testament languages and literature as well as Ancient Near Eastern history, geography, and culture.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of classroom and online instructional technology.
  • Skill in public speaking, teaching, and written communication.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with and coaching adult learners as well as undergraduate students as necessary.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and a collegial model of decision-making
  • Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Th.D.) from an accredited institution, with content in the discipline areas to be taught; ABD will be considered.
  • Experience in church-related ministry.
  • Commitment to cross-cultural ministry (some cross-cultural ministry experience preferred).
  • Teaching experience in theological education (preferred).


CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.

Interested and qualified candidates will complete the CIU Employment Application.


Columbia International University
Kepha (East Asia) Institute
Time Period
40 hours/12 months

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Supplemental Form and Instructions

CIU faculty positions will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Once you have completed your online application, you will have an opportunity to submit a cover letter and resume.

Instructional Staff Supplement Form (PDF)

Ben Lippen Employment Application (PDF)

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