Professor of Biblical Studies

FTE: 100%
Rank: Open – Continuing employment track
Start date: July 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Review of application letters and curriculum vitae will begin October 15
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Hiring Policy

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary does not discriminate against employees or candidates for employment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability or any legally protected status. Commitment to AMBS's mission and support of its Anabaptist and ecumenical vision are important.

Primary responsibilities

This candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach effectively in the area of biblical studies in face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments
  • Advocate appreciatively and critically for Anabaptist and Mennonite theological perspectives while being conversant with other contemporary theological movements
  • Critically and constructively engage the biblical, theological and hermeneutical issues facing the church and the world
  • Advise and serve students as they progress towards completion of MA and MDiv degrees
  • Contribute to AMBS’ community life through scholarly research, regular worship, faculty committee assignments, community activities, and constituency assignments.


  • Terminal degree (e.g. PhD) preferred with expertise in Old Testament or New Testament studies and competence to teach in the other testament
  • Competence in engaging biblical texts theologically
  • Ability to integrate historical, hermeneutical, and theological issues
  • Personal commitment to Christian faith and discipleship, to Anabaptist‐Mennonite values and to the church as a witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • A theological vision that includes peacemaking, justice, healing and reconciliation as central to God’s mission
  • Strong intercultural competence and commitment to undoing racism desired
  • Post-secondary teaching experience preferred
  • Ability to inspire students in face-to-face and online learning environments

To apply

Send a curriculum vitae; a letter indicating interest, availability, and ways in which you meet the qualifications listed above; and the names and locations of three references (no letters at this time) to:

Dr. Beverly Lapp, VP and Academic Dean
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
3003 Benham Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46517
[email protected]

Women and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.