Thank you for applying to teach at SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary. Applicants should file their application at least three months in advance, to enter into a four-stage process that lead to your eventual appointment as a faculty member:
Please review our Statement of Faith to determine if you affirm SUM’s Christian values.
Stage 2: Submitting the Application
Please gather all of the following documents first before uploading them to our Application Upload page.
Submit a cover letter, indicating a summary of who you are, and why you think that teaching at SUM would be ideal for you and the Kingdom of God.
Submit an updated Curriculum Vitae or resumé, including details, but not limited to: educational background, professional experience, studio work, skills, technological competencies, community service and current participation in the local church.
Please have two letters of recommendations sent to us, one from a music instructor, and one from your pastor. When you ask your recommenders fill out this Letter of Recommendation Form, please give them the exact same name, email, and phone number that you used in the Employment Application, so we can match the letters to your file.
Please submit a biographical sketch of your conversion, call, and personal goals.
Please submit a video recording or streaming sample of worship leading and/or a musical performance.
Stage 3: Hiring Interview
After submitting all of the documents from Stage 2, a Hiring Interview will be set up.
The Director of Music will call or email you to set up an appointment.
Webinar or Call
The interview will be held over Zoom so that the applicant can view the interviewers face-to-face, and share screens.
Hiring Committee Recommendations
The Hiring Committee will consist of the Director of Music, the Undergraduate Dean, and 1 to 2 faculty members of the worship and music program. The Committee will make a recommendation for hire or not hire to the Chief Academic Officer.
Chief Academic Officer Approval
Based on the curriculum need, budget, and recommendations of the Hiring Committee, the CAO will decide on hiring the music instructor applicant. An official SUM email will be sent to the applicant, welcoming them to SUM’s community.
Stage 4: Finalizing Paperwork
Should the Chief Academic Officer hire the music instructor applicant, the following documents should be signed and submitted to SUM.
Active music instructing members must confirm the number of lessons taught, as well as acknowledge the responsibilities of the music instructor, SUM’s Statement of Faith, and FERPA. A personalized contract will be sent to each instructor via RightSignature. Please sign and submit online.
These are the relevant resources if you have been accepted as an music instructor.
Plan your trimester well in advance by viewing our Academic Calendar for the Class Schedules, Holidays, and Faculty Meetings.
SUM continually seeks to pursue creative, affordable methods to advance the preaching of the gospel. Familiarize yourself with the following technology tools at your disposal. The Director of Music will be contacting you on technology training shortly after your hiring.
View the Class Schedule, Textbook Lists, and download Academic Forms