MA Lecturer (Asian Christianity)

MA Lecturer (Asian Christianity)

Do you have theological or missiological experience? Are you keen to use knowledge to teach and nurture students?

  • Permanent, part-time: 17.5 hours a week, open to hybrid / home working with occasional visits to CMS House, Oxford
  • Starting salary £17,098 (£34,195 FTE) depending on experience, with a generous pension contribution: up to 10 per cent employer contribution on annual salary
  • 18 days of annual leave (including bank holidays;  36 days FTE) as well as enhanced paid sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
  • Generous rewards and wellbeing package, including:
    • access to 24/7 employee assistance programme with qualified counsellors
    • regular wellbeing coffee mornings
    • support on menopause for women
    • up to three volunteer days a year
    • up to three family emergency leave days a year
    • retreats and resources for prayer life

We welcome applications from everyone. We particularly welcome applications from women and/or 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.

Talk to us first?

If you would welcome an informal discussion (between Monday-Friday) about the role before applying, please contact Melinda Staines, People and Culture Manager, on 01865 787405.

Your role

Church Mission Society is passionate about God’s mission and fired up to see more and more people become followers of Jesus. This role is to support the Diaspora Centre Lead in the design, delivery and teaching of the Asian Christianity pathway of our MA in Mission, Ministry, and Theology through Common Awards with Durham University.

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

We are looking for a proactive and talented person who has a background in theological or missiological studies. You will effectively teach and support students on the on Asian Christianity MA course. You will also tutor, supervise dissertations, mark assignments and support the Diaspora Centre to grow and recruit students to the best of your time and ability.   

The successful candidate will have proven experience of teaching students at graduate level with a theological or missiological qualification to PHD level. You will be confident in your ability to lead a small tutorial group, design assignments and curriculum, as well as working collaboratively. You will also have networking skills to promote the diaspora centre courses.

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


We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of the people we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff. We believe that every child or adult we come into contact with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm and abuse. Our recruitment and selection processes are in line with our Safeguarding Policy and the SCHR Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, which CMS is a member of as part of our commitment to safeguarding.    


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

We must get your application by midnight on Sunday 2 June 2024.

Interviews are planned to be held on Tuesday 18 June pm and/or Thursday 20 June pm on Zoom.

To apply

Please send your application form and CV to jobs [at] churchmissionsociety [dot] org 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 equalopportunities [at] churchmissionsociety [dot] org

As a member of the Inter-agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, CMS has committed to systematically check with previous employers from at least the last five years for any ‘SEAH’ (Sexual Exploitation, Abuse or Harassment) issues relating to all potential new hires.

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