Professor of New Testament

The School of Bible and Theology at Johnson University invites applications for the full-time position of Professor of New Testament, to begin in the 2023-24 academic year.

Johnson University educates students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations. Johnson University is affiliated with the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement and operates campuses in Tennessee, Florida, and online.

To apply, send cover letter and CV consistent with below qualifications, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of two professional and two personal references to .

Job Summary

The position will call for teaching of primarily undergraduate courses in New Testament and biblical Greek language, advising students, working with the faculty of the School of Bible & Theology to develop and maintain the school’s curriculum, participating in faculty committees, and contributing to campus life and student development. The position reports to the Dean of the School of Bible & Theology.


The Ph.D. in New Testament or a closely related field is expected. Candidates must assent to the University’s statement of faith; past and ongoing involvement in and commitment to the Stone-Campbell Restoration movement is also a must. Prior experience in teaching and ministry is desired as well as a record of and ongoing commitment to research and publication. Candidates must possess a Christ-like spirit for working closely with colleagues in a multi-campus environment to prepare students to function as intercultural ambassadors of the gospel in Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission. Consequently, this position demands an educator who can lead students to develop a biblical worldview, understand competing worldviews, and bridge cultural “gaps” to communicate the Christian gospel and its implications.

Rank and Salary

These will be commensurate with experience.

Proposed Starting Date

July 1, 2023, is the effective contract date; August 1, 2023 is the reporting date.

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.