Below is information on a New Testament Professor position in Cairo, Egypt. It’s through the PC(USA)’s missions agency. I’m guessing you need to be Presbyterian to qualify, but you’d need to follow up with the contact listed below to confirm or deny.
Professor of New Testament, Egypt
Organization: Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo
Location: Cairo, EGYPT
Ecumenical Partner: The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo
Pattern of Service: Mission Co-worker
Position description: APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JULY 15, 2011.The co-worker will teach New Testament courses at the bachelor’s and master’s degree level at the seminary.
Essential job tasks and responsibilities: -Lecture in New Testament courses and other areas of biblical studies
-tutor students as appropriate, including guiding thesis work
-participate fully in the life and work of the academic community at the seminary
-engage in professional research and writing
-participate as appropriate in the broader Christian community in Egypt
-attend relevant national and international meetings and conferences in the region, as advisable
Mission description: The Evangelical Theological Seminary of Cairo was founded to train pastors and other leaders for service in the Evangelical Presbyterian Synod of the Nile. The Seminary strives to attain high academic standards in every area of biblical and religious studies.
Length of service: 3 years
Start date: 01/2012
End date: 12/2014
Full time, part time or either: Full-Time
Education / Training/ Library
Mission Service (International)
Description of program location: Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The country is 1 1/2 times the size of Texas and has a
population of 81 million. Racial/Ethnic groups include Egyptian, Sudanese, Syrian, Bedouin, Nubian, Palestinian, Berber, and others. Languages spoken include Arabic, English, Nubian, and Berber. Egypt was an intellectual and mission center of the Christian Church for its first four centuries. When Islam arrived in the 7th century, Cairo became (and remains) the capital. The revival of conservative Islam in the Middle East has recently heightened an underlying tension between Christians and Muslims in Egypt. Still, Egypt remains mostly tolerant and open. Egyptian Christians and Muslims have a long history of a chiefly peaceful co-existence. Around 85-90% of the population is Muslim with the remaining 10-15% population of Christians mostly Coptic Orthodox.
Required skills, talents and gifts:
Working with people
Cross cultural sensitivity
Works as team member
Desired skills, talents and gifts:
Required experience, licenses and certifications: Some teaching experience preferred. Courses are taught in Arabic, though translation from English will be available for initial courses. Language study available.
Member of PC(USA) Congregation
Member of another Christian Community
PC(USA) Candidate for Ordained Ministry
PC(USA) Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament
Minister of another denomination
Required education and languages: Advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D.) in New Testament or related field.
Position benefits: regular co-worker benefits
Housing: ETSC provides housing for single people (couples or families will likely need an apartment). Food is provided for those living on campus and lunch for those living off campus whenever they are present. Utilities are covered for on-campus housing. Work-related (office) expenses are also covered.
Salary: regular co-worker salary
Contact: Mission Service Recruitment
Phone: 888.728.7228 Ext. 2530