The Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Lower Saxony (ELM), domiciled in Hermannsburg – for service at the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, at the earliest possible date – is looking for a


Theologian (female/male)

for a position of a Lecturer at the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Lecturer is responsible for teaching and research preferably in the subject New Testament; he or she accompanies and supervises the students, if necessary until their doctorate. The Mekane Yesus Seminary is one of the leading protestant theological seminars in Ethiopia.

The field of activities includes giving lectures and seminars in biblical theology. Academic biblical exegesis shall be taught in a contextual framework with a wide-ranging methodical approach. The Lecturer reports to the Dean of the Mekane Yesus Seminary. The teaching responsibilities amount to 12-15 hours per week during each semester. A transparent and recorded communication exchange on the academic work shall be kept between the Lecturer and the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Hermannsburg and the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg. Participation at international conferences, acquisition of third-party funds and carrying out of own research projects are desirable.

The applicant has the required academic qualification (doctoral degree at minimum), a work experience as a lecturer, a cross-cultural experience and an excellent command of the English language (working language).

The employment takes place according to TVöD (standards of collective official wage agreements). The position to be filled is a full-time position, initially limited for a period of three years with a prospect of prolongation. The Evangelical Lutheran Mission is committed to career advancement of women and would like to encourage particularly women to submit their applications.

For further information on employment modalities, please contact Mr. Zienterra, phone: +49-(05)-5052 69-320. For questions on job characteristics and on possible cooperation, please contact Mrs. De Bona, phone: +49 (0) 5052-69-280.

If you are interested in this assignment, please send your written application until 31.03.2017 to:


Ev.-luth. Missionswerk in Niedersachsen

Ev.-luth. Mission in Lower Saxony
Mr. Wolfgang Zienterra
Georg-Haccius-Straße 9
29320 Südheide


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