Assistant Professor, Systematic Theology
Loyola University (Chicago) Department of Theology;
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Theology
Background: Loyola University Chicago, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Systematic Theology to begin academic year 2013-2014. The department serves the university’s undergraduate core curriculum and offers undergraduate majors and minors in Theology and Religious Studies. The department also offers the M.A. in Biblical Languages and Literature, Christian Ethics, and Theological Studies, and Ph.D. concentrations in New Testament/Early Christianity, and Integrative Studies in Ethics and Theology. For information about the department, please visit www.luc.edu/theology/.
Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will include a range of undergraduate courses in Christian Theology, including Introduction to Christian Theology, Church in the World, Jesus Christ, Roman Catholicism, and Christianity through Time as well as a capstone course in Theology. Candidates will also be expected to teach courses in Systematic Theology at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels and to pursue a sustainable program of scholarship.
Qualifications: Candidates for the position should have a completed Ph.D. by the time of hire and must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching as well as distinguished scholarship and student mentorship. Special attention will be given to candidates with research interests that relate to Christian Ethics. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach at all levels and in a theological context, engaging with colleagues who specialize in Christian Theology. The candidate should have expertise in the major topics of systematic theology (e.g., God, Christ, Church), with a specialization in the area of ecclesiology. Candidates who are familiar with the U.S. Hispanic Catholic experience and Latino/a theology are especially encouraged to apply. The ability to teach courses in Historical Theology (post-Reformation) is also highly desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest outlining the candidate’s qualifications, a teaching statement, a research agenda, materials demonstrating teaching expertise, and samples of scholarly writing to www.careers.luc.edu. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process.
Review of applications will begin 30 September 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates with applications that are completed by 19 October 2012 will be considered for interviews at the AAR Meeting in Chicago. For further information, please contact:
Dr. Susan A. Ross, Chair
Department of Theology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission/missionandidentity.shtml. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.