- Pematangsiantar, Indonesia
- Assign incoming students to the appropriate English class(es)
according to their levels of proficiency
- Create lesson plans and teach classes at various levels
- Assist with guidance on theological research and writing
- Provide tutorials for students (particularly international
students) with special needs in English enhancement
- Assist students with thesis writing as directed by the seminary
- Participate in seminary life and be part of the community
- Interpret the mission and ministry of our companions back to the
ELCA through newsletters, blogs, and visits to ELCA congregations
This position is to be located with a Lutheran Study Center, being
established through the Indonesian National Committee of the Lutheran
Federation (KNLWF). The location of this study center will be at the
theological seminary of the Huria Kristen Batak Protestan (HKBP) in Pematangsiantar.
Sekolah Tinggi Theologia (STT) HKBP - the seminary of the Christian
Protestant Batak Church - is located on a large campus near the center
of Pematangsiantar. There are more than 500 students enrolled, most of
whom are from the HKBP church, but with solid number of those from
other Lutheran church bodies in Indonesia. The primary focus is the
training of pastors, but the seminary also is a tertiary educational
institution and has a graduate program.
Pematangsiantar, often shortened to Siantar, is the second largest
city on Sumatra after Medan. It is located some 130 km from Medan and
has a population of more than 250,000. It is the home area for Batak
Simalungun people, though many Chinese and Javanese, in addition to
other Batak groups live there, too.
Also located in Siantar is one of two campuses of Nommensen
University, an institution of the HKBP. The Siantar campus has the
faculty of teacher training and the English department, with a total
of more than 6,000 students.
While Indonesia is predominantly Muslim (the most populous Muslim
country in the world), Christians make up about 10% of the population.
Parts of Northern Sumatra, especially among the Batak people, have a
high concentration of Christians and among these, Lutherans are a majority.