African Christian Diaspora MA Lecturer

African Christian Diaspora MA Lecturer

Are you an engaging communicator with a wealth of knowledge in theology and passion for mission? If so, please read on and we have a new opportunity in our Pioneer Mission Leadership Training team.

  • Permanent, part-time post (10.5 hours a week)
  • Based at CMS House, Oxford, with hybrid working available.
  • Starting salary £9,486.00 pro rata (£31,620 FTE) with a generous pension contribution: up to 15 per cent employer contribution on annual salary

We welcome applications from everyone. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from minority groups as they are currently underrepresented within our organisation at this level. All appointments are made on merit of skill, experience and potential as laid down in the job description and person specification.

Your role

We are looking for an engaging person who has a gift for teaching and communication. You will effectively support the Programme Lead for African Christian Diaspora MA to deliver the MA and assist with teaching, reporting, and supporting the students.

The organisation you’ll be joining

Church Mission Society is comprised of people who are passionate about mission and fired up about helping people follow Jesus. For over 200 years CMS has been at the forefront of global mission, living out the gospel of Jesus, seeing lives changed and communities transformed. If you join CMS you will find an organisation that has been reinvigorated with a fresh vision to make disciples of Jesus among people at the edges, both in the UK and around the world.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have theological or missiological qualification to PHD level as well as experience in working with and teaching students at Masters level. You will be able to supervise dissertations, lead small tutorial group and design assignments and curriculum.

It is also a requirement for this post holder to be a committed and practising Christian, enthusiastic about the aims and values of CMS.

Further details can be found in the job description and person specification available to download below.

Our commitment to you

Our core values of being pioneering, relational, faithful and evangelistic are integral to everything we do, and we work hard to ensure that every member of staff is valued, supported and encouraged to continually learn and develop their skills.

Closing date

Please apply by midnight on Sunday 7 August 2022.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 16 August 2022 at CMS House, Oxford.

To apply

Please send your application form and CV to or by post to HR Team, CMS, Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ. CVs will only be considered when sent with a completed application form (download below). Please be sure to save a copy of the application form to your device. If you have any issues downloading or opening the form please contact our HR team for assistance. See the application guide for further advice.

CMS is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a workforce that reflects at all grades the diverse communities that we serve. Therefore we ask that you complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form and send it to

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Candidates for all UK roles must already be eligible to work in the UK, with a valid visa and work permit if required.