Faculty Application Procedure

Faculty APPLICATION Procedure

A completed application requires the following:

PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please write a three- to five-page statement outlining (1) your religious convictions, (2) your understanding of Christian higher education, and (3) your approach to teaching, research, and writing. Throughout your personal statement, please interact with and comment directly upon relationships between your ideas and The Educational Task of Dordt College and The Educational Framework of Dordt College. In particular, be sure to respond to Dordt College's four curricular coordinates (religious orientation, creational structure, creational development, and contemporary response). Hard copies of the Task and Framework are available upon request.

CURRICULUM VITAE: Provide a current, detailed résumé that includes personal and biographical information, residence and business addresses and telephone numbers, email address, educational background, research interests, publications, awards, and professional experiences—include reasons for changes of employment and explanation of any gaps in employment.

REFERENCES: Submit the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three persons familiar with your current academic and professional background who can be contacted concerning your qualifications. Please state their relationship to you; at least one person should be able to speak about your Christian commitment.

TRANSCRIPTS: Request that all official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work completed to date be forwarded to the address below.

PLACEMENT CREDENTIALS: Arrange to forward your dossier to the address below if you have registered with a placement service.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: You are invited to include other information you believe will be helpful in the assessment of your candidacy, including as teaching evaluations, course syllabi, and samples of scholarly activity.

Send to:

Dr. Eric Forseth, Provost
Dordt College
498 Fourth Avenue NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
Fax: 712 722-6035
Email: provost@dordt.edu

The Dordt College community confesses that the Scriptures are the Word of God. As God's infallibly and authoritatively inspired revelation, the Bible reveals the way of salvation in Jesus Christ, requires a life of obedience to the Lord, and provides the key to understanding, to finding and interpreting purpose in life. The educational philosophy of Dordt College is based upon what historically is known as a Reformed (Calvinistic) worldview.

Faculty, staff, and administrative members of Dordt College are expected to acknowledge the need for mutual support and obligations and be sensitive to the expectations of the broader Dordt College community. In addition to making a personal statement related to their task at Dordt College, applicants must agree with the following expectations:

  • They are called to acknowledge Christ's lordship over all of life and to provide a Christian education for Dordt College students. They are also expected to demonstrate their commitment to the mission of the college by enrolling their children, when appropriate, in Christian day schools. See Faculty Handbook 7.3.7 for information regarding grade school and high school scholarships.
  • Affiliating with one of the local confessionally Reformed congregations (adhering to the three forms of unity—The Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and Canons of Dort and/or the Westminster Standards)—that actively supports the mission of Dordt College (as indicated by regular and specific financial support of the college through denomination, regional judicatory, or congregation).
  • Giving assent to the three forms of Reformed Christian unity, namely the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort.
  • They will seek to obey Scripture's instructions that all are called to "put off" things like "sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed" as well as things such as "anger, rage, malice, slander and filthy language," and to "put on" an attitude of "compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience and, of course, love" (Colossians 3). More specifically, prospective members of the Dordt College community are expected to agree with its anti-harassment policy and position that considers pre-marital, extra-marital, and same gender sexual relations to be unacceptable behavior.
  • Dordt College endeavors to diversify its faculty within the framework of its mission. The commitment of the college to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national or ethnic origin, or race is consistent with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.

Adjunct Faculty APPLICATION Procedure

The following requirements must be satisfied to complete an application for an adjunct faculty position at Dordt College:

CURRICULUM VITAE: Provide a current, detailed résumé that includes personal and biographical information, residence and business addresses and telephone numbers, email address, religious background, educational background, professional experiences—include reasons for changes of employment and explanation of any gaps in employment, evidence of teaching effectiveness and other information you believe will be helpful in the assessment of your candidacy.

REFERENCES: Submit the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three persons familiar with your current academic and professional background who can be contacted concerning your qualifications. Please state their relationship to you; at least one person should be able to speak about your Christian commitment.

TRANSCRIPTS: Request that all official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work completed to date be forwarded to the address below.

PLACEMENT CREDENTIALS: Arrange to forward your dossier to the address below if you have registered with a placement service.

Send to:

Dr. Eric Forseth, Provost
Dordt College
498 Fourth Avenue NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
Fax: 712 722-6035
Email: provost@dordt.edu

The Dordt College community confesses that the Scriptures are the Word of God. As God's infallibly and authoritatively inspired revelation, the Bible reveals the way of salvation in Jesus Christ, requires a life of obedience to the Lord, and provides the key to understanding, to finding and interpreting purpose in life. The educational philosophy of Dordt College is based upon what historically is known as a Reformed (Calvinistic) worldview.

Dordt College endeavors to diversify its faculty within the framework of its mission. The commitment of the college to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national or ethnic origin, or race is consistent with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.