University faculty/staff | Klaipeda, Lithuania

  • Service term length or program: Long-term
  • Region of service: Europe
  • Location: Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Ministry category: Education, Hospitality, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach at LCC International University in Klaipeda, a historic city on the Baltic Sea. Support community formation, spiritual growth, and cultural integration of students. See a current list of open positions at lcc.lt/where-you-fit.

Regional vision
Workers who long to see the kingdom of God flourish in Eastern Europe will come to invest in relationships, realizing they may not see fruit for some time. They might work as English teachers (a great asset in any of the countries in the region), youth workers, or church planters. As people in the region connect with Jesus and churches begin to grow, Christians will have a life-giving impact on this area.

Responsibilities
This member of the faculty will:

  • Teach two to four courses per semester
  • Advise students
  • Provide assistance in curriculum development
  • Support community formation, spiritual growth, and cultural integration for students

All new appointees for long-term service are engaged in Launch, EMM’s discipleship training course, before and during the first year of their assignments. Phase one of Launch includes personal discipleship activities through online modules. For phase two of Launch, appointees spend two weeks learning alongside their Launch cohort (a group of other long-term appointees and interns preparing for service) before heading to their countries of service. In phase three of Launch, workers continue to connect online with their Launch cohort as they jump into language and culture learning, along with other activities on the field.

Environment
Lithuania is a stable, post-Soviet, European nation. It is developed and modern. The region of the university is relatively conservative. Catholicism — both nominal and active — makes up the majority of the religious environment, with a minimal Protestant presence. The larger landscape is one of agnosticism and materialism.

LCC International University is an internationally recognized Christian liberal arts institution. Over half of its student body comes from a wide variety of countries outside Lithuania. About 30% of LCC faculty are Lithuanian, while the others are mainly from Western Europe, Canada, and the United States.

Supervisors and colleagues
This LCC faculty member will work with LCC staff and faculty, with supervision from the department chair. There will also be regular check-ins with EMM Regional Representative Stacy Nofziger.

Skills and experience
A master’s degree is required to teach at a university level; a PhD is preferred. Applicants must be committed to student-centered education and to working with the culturally diverse student body. Leadership experience is needed for director positions.