Duties and Responsibilities: Loyola University Chicago, a Jesuit Catholic institution dedicated to knowledge in the service of humanity, is a comprehensive, independent urban institution of higher education and health care. With four campuses in Chicago and Rome, and course locations in Beijing and Saigon-Ho Chi Min City, Loyola offers a vibrant urban and international setting, with a diverse student body, and a growing portfolio of interdisciplinary initiatives. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty who will advance its mission for justice, social transformation, and global solidarity through excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. More information about Loyola University Chicago can be found at www.luc.edu.
The Institute of Pastoral Studies, located at Loyola's Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago, contributes vitally to this mission. Now in its fifth decade as one of the premier academic programs in education for ministry, the IPS offers Masters degrees in the areas of pastoral studies, divinity, spirituality, pastoral counseling, health care mission leadership, and social justice and community development. The IPS serves approximately 300 students, many of them international. It offers various collaborative programs with the Archdiocese of Chicago and partners with many national and international organizations. The IPS is committed to cutting-edge pedagogy, offering students the opportunity to complete the entire MA in Pastoral Studies and MA in Spirituality programs on-line, and to take summer courses through the IPS's Rome Program. For more information about faculty and programs at the IPS, please visit our website at www.LUC.edu/ips.
The Institute of Pastoral Studies seeks applicants for a position (rank open) for 2014-2015 in Ecclesiology/Church and Mission. The selected individual will teach courses in ecclesiology/church and mission, with attention to the global and contextually diverse nature of the contemporary church as well as the relevance of ecclesiology for various ministry settings. This individual will also help advance the IPS's commitment to interdisciplinary initiatives and national and international partnerships. Standard teaching load for research active faculty is 3/2, in conjunction with standard service and advising responsibilities.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualified applicants will bring an earned doctorate in theology or a related field. They must also have a demonstrable record of (or clear potential for) excellence in research, teaching, distinguished scholarship, and student mentorship, in ecclesiology/church and mission at the interface of ministerial and theological practice. Candidates must be open to teaching adult learners, in both online and face-to-face formats. All applicants must be supportive of the Catholic and Jesuit ideals of the university.