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Act 17, 2020 – Church History Programme Leader / Lecturer

1. The General Assembly approve the appointment of an MTh Programme Leader / Lecturer in the department of Church History at ETS instead of the appointment of a Church History Course Organiser.
2. The General Assembly declare that the Programme Leader / Lecturer may be male or female and that the person will be appointed based on suitability and qualifications for the post. They declare that the appointee should hold a relevant doctorate and, if possible, some track record of relevant publications.
3. The General Assembly declare that the Programme Leader / Lecturer’s responsibilities shall include providing supervision in MTh (Taught) in Scottish Church History and Theology, engaging in research and publications, particularly in the field of Scottish Church History, assisting in the delivery of lectures, seminars and tutorials in the Church History Department, assisting in the general administration responsibilities at ETS, and providing pastoral and academic support to BTh and MTh students.
4. The General Assembly declare that the Programme Leader / Lecturer will work alongside the Director of Post Graduate studies in supervising post graduate students and will work within existing BTh structures in delivering an agreed programme of lectures under the management of the Principal.
5. The General Assembly declare that the Programme Leader / Lecturer in Church History must be a communicant member under the pastoral discipline of a Reformed Church, shall give unqualified subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith, and shall be in full sympathy with the doctrinal position of the Free Church.
6. The General Assembly declare that the Programme Leader / Lecturer will be a full-time member of staff at ETS and have a seat on the Senate.