A thoughtful study and analysis of the Bible has been part of McCallie’s curriculum since the founding of the school in 1905. Coursework in our Bible Department remains a requirement for graduation. In 1986 Rodolph G. Sherrill ‘56 and his sister, Mrs. Glenda Hamilton, established the Joseph Glenn Sherrill Chair of Bible in memory of their father. Its purpose is to enhance students’ studies by supporting the hiring of a scholar in Christian thinking and research who can elucidate a Biblical response to the questions and challenges central to the growth of faith in high school students.
McCallie is seeking an academically rigorous, student-focused teacher who is a deeply committed, thinking Christian to be the next holder of the Sherrill Bible Chair.
The successful applicant will:
be a Biblical scholar and masterful teacher who is able to relate well to and engage high school boys in the study of the Bible;
be capable of teaching a broad range of courses, including Old & New Testament, Christian Ethics, Christianity and the History of Christianity, Christian Worldview, Christian Formation, and World Religions;
teach four courses each semester;
be an excellent communicator who can articulate the role of the Bible in the educational formation of McCallie students at this particular time in human history; and
maintain a loving, welcoming, and respectful attitude toward students and families of other faith traditions.
Although McCallie is primarily seeking a classroom teacher, consideration will be given to the right candidate to step into the role of Bible department chair.
To be considered for this position an applicant must:
have earned a Master’s degree or higher in an area that qualifies him or her to teach the Bible (e.g. MDiv or MA in New Testament, Old Testament, or Biblical Studies);
have prior teaching experience;
be a believing, practicing, and thinking Christian and be willing and able to make a profession: (a) of personal faith consistent with the tenets of faith set forth in the Apostles’ Creed and (b) of personal belief that the Bible, consisting of the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, principally teaching what man is to believe concerning God and what duty God requires of man.
Additional qualifications or characteristics desired, but not required, include:
a doctoral degree in an area that qualifies the applicant to teach the Bible;
demonstrated proficiency in New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and/or Aramaic.
About McCallie School
McCallie School is a selective boarding and day school of 936 boys, grades 6-12, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee - 2 hours from Atlanta and Nashville. For more information, visit www.mccallie.org