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Phoenix, Arizona
Church Leadership Faculty

Southwestern Assemblies of God University, American Indian College Campus (SAGU AIC) is located in Phoenix, Arizona and is a diverse campus specializing in preparing Native Americans (and other ethnic groups) for Christian service . SAGU AIC is in active partnership and cooperation with SAGU whose main campus is in Waxahachie, Texas. (The Church Leadership program at SAGU AIC operates under the direction of the College of Bible and Church Ministries at SAGU, Dr. Michael Clarensau is the Dean.)

Faculty members provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies, and other industry trends reflecting advancements in their discipline. SAGU AIC aims to develop leaders whose lives are profoundly shaped by the gospel and who love the Lord as well as His Church. Our vision for pastoral education integrates academic preparation, mentoring, and hands-on apprenticeships under the guidance of seasoned ministry personnel capable of developing young leaders.

Position Overview

A faculty member in Church Leadership is responsible for teaching both major and non-major courses, advising, engaging in scholarly activity, and conducting committee work as assigned.

All SAGU employees must adhere to the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God, the SAGU Employee Code of Conduct, and the SAGU Doctrinal and Christian Statements.

Major Responsibilities

Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance, and preparing students to be successful leaders in church leadership. Other primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teaching 24 credit hours per academic year of undergraduate-level courses.
  • Assist students in academic advising, achieving course objectives, and learning outcomes.
  • Prepare course syllabi for assigned courses that meet the needs of students and accreditation requirements.
  • Actively participate in department, college, and university committees.
  • Engage in other administrative tasks as necessary, including preparation of reports, curricular revisions, and departmental development.
  • Participate in the development of learning outcomes assessment and evaluation of courses in the Church Leadership program.
  • Ability to perform teaching, administrative, and clerical duties independently to fulfill the goals and objectives of the program within the overall mission of the department, the school, and the university.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to working well with others.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • The ideal candidate will have earned a Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Min. from a regionally accredited institution in the area of biblical studies, theology, practical theology, church leadership, or ministry and will possess excellent oral and written communication skills. (Prospective applicants with an M.Div., M.A.T.S., or M.A. will be considered with the understanding that they should be willing to complete a doctoral degree.)
  • Candidate must have 18 or more hours of graduate-level coursework in their teaching discipline (Biblical Studies, Theology, Church Leadership, Intercultural Studies).
  • A successful candidate will have significant experience in ministry and a strong capacity to form pastoral leaders for future ministry.
  • Teaching experience at the college level is preferred, and significant involvement with a local church is required.
  • All SAGU AIC faculty are required to sign and agree to the university’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Positions Statement, and Mission Statement.
  • This position calls for the applicant to gain national-appointment as a U.S. Missionary with the Assemblies of God under the auspices of the Department of Intercultural Ministries. Applicants will be required to itinerate and raise their living costs and allowance for this position per US Missions guidelines. They may also be required to gain additional knowledge of the Native American field in conjunction with their teaching appointment.

Contact:  Please send cover letter and resume or CV to Dr. Joseph Saggio
Administrative Dean of the College
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 944-3335
[email protected]

On the contact has been made and initial approval to continue has been made, information on completing the application process will be provided to the applicant.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University.