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Full Professorship at Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, 0,8 – 1,0 fte

Full Professorship at Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, 0,8 – 1,0 fte

Job opening: Full Professorship at Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, 0,8 – 1,0 fte

Tilburg School of Catholic Theology is looking for female candidates for a Full Professorship at Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, 0,8 – 1,0 fte for 5 years with the possibility of a tenured position

This five-year professorship, as part of the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program, is assigned to an outstanding female academic from any country. The professorship is also open for employees currently working at Tilburg University.

Tilburg University is committed to diversity as a self-evident value within its organization. Diversity, inclusion, and equality are important key priorities of the university’s HR policy. Under the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program, Tilburg University offers talented women with a passion for teaching and research a wonderful opportunity to design research and courses on important themes at the various Schools. Appointees will receive a start-up grant for their research and will participate in a networking and mentoring program. Read more about the Philip Eijlander Diversity Program:

Job description:
The successful candidate is expected to research, teach, and supervise (under)graduate and PhD students in the field of her specialization. She is expected to develop new ideas in research and education, and acquire funding (independently or jointly with other colleagues) for future research. A more specific description of job responsibilities will be drawn up in discussion with the successful candidate and will depend on her field of specialization and qualifications.

Candidates are expected:
– To have a PhD degree in Theology or a related discipline;
– To be specialized in one of the disciplines within Theology (e.g., Historical Theology, Biblical Exegesis, Systematic Theology and Practical Theology);
– To meet the criteria of their specific appointment in terms of research quality, teaching quality, management responsibilities, valorization of their research and active role as member of a department;
– To have experience in acquiring additional funding for their research (e.g., ERC grants, VENI, VIDI, VICI grants, indirect funding and contract funding);
– To be able and be prepared to take an active role as role-model or diversity agent in the university (e.g., by delivering a public lecture during the course of their tenure track; by making – their research available for a larger audience; by mentoring other junior women faculty; by incorporating gender as an integral part in the teaching and research programs);
– To meet the requirements for a missio canonica from the Chancellor of the TST, and a nihil obstat from the Congregation for Catholic Education.

Procedure and Information
For more information on the positions, please contact the dean of the School, Prof. Dr. M. Sarot (, +31134663839).

Candidates can apply by submitting:
– A brief research proposal for five years that is embedded in one of the research programs of the TST (see ): The proposal should include an abstract, aim of the research, deliverables, study design and methodology, planning, budget.

– A Curriculum Vitae: Diplomas; Relevant experience; Publication records; Teaching evaluations; Grants and Prices, etcetera;
Personal details (publication criteria will be weighted by special circumstances such as leaves for caring for dependents, pregnancy leave etcetera);

– A motivation letter including: How the professorship contributes to the development of the research program and ambition of the school;
Activities to support diversity and inclusion including an explanation why the candidate can be a role model in the organization.

Applications and accompanying documents should be submitted by February 12, 2017.
The only way to apply is online by following this link:

Terms and conditions of the Philip Eijlander Diversity program
The Philip Eijlander Diversity Program is a program of five years during which the professor is expected to focus on research; yet the professor also participates in teaching and managerial activities of the department and/or school. This is important for the further career and the integration of the professor in the academic community of Tilburg University. Allocation of research time and teaching time follows the school’s specifics for academic positions.

The professor will be incorporated in the organizational structure of a particular department and is expected to develop her own line of research fitting within the research ambition of the school. Following a positive evaluation at the end of a maximum of five years, the professor will be awarded tenure on the basis of the criteria applicable to this process. Dependant upon the track record of the candidate, immediate tenure may be negotiable. Having been awarded tenure, the professor will follow the regular career path for academics at a specific school for TiU.

The head of the department will be the supervisor of the professor. The role of the supervisor is to provide the professor with regular feedback about her performance and progress. The professor furthermore will be provided with a mentor from the ambassador network (see below) of the Philip Eijlander Diversity program.

The five-year Philip Eijlander Professorship comprises:
– A gross annual salary commensurate with experience and in accordance with Dutch national standards for the respective level of professorship;
– A start-up research grant of max € 10.000;
– A mentoring /coaching program to facilitate the career path of the professor in her career;
– A networking program for professors. This networking program includes an inspirational writing seminar.
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Conditions of Employment
Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment. The selected candidate will be assigned a position that is in accordance with her previous education and experience. She will be appointed for a fixed period of five years. Based upon an evaluation after 5 years, an open-ended contract is possible. Selected candidates will be ranked in the Dutch university employment system (UFO). Depending on the candidates’ experience, the starting gross salary for a fulltime appointment will vary between € 5.260,- and € 7659,- per month (€ 73.000,- – € 106.000,- , gross, all-in per year), based on scale hoogleraar 2 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities. Researchers from outside of the Netherlands or long-term Dutch expats may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf.

Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
Tilburg School of Catholic Theology (TST) focuses on scholarly training and research in Catholic theology for the benefit of all those interested and in particular for those preparing for an office or position requiring a canonical mission. TST is the only school of Catholic theology in the Netherlands that is recognized by the Church. Besides offering scholarly education, preparing students for ecclesiastical office, the school also offers a research-masters programme in theology and a master programme Christianity and Society. The faculty’s main offices are located in Utrecht, but a full programme of studies is also taught in Tilburg.

Recruitment code
Tilburg University applies the recruitmentcode of the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).

The text of this vacancy advertisement is copyright-protected property of Tilburg University. Use, distribution and further disclosure of the advertisement without express permission from Tilburg University is not allowed, and this applies explicitly to use by recruitment and selection agencies which do not act directly on the instructions of Tilburg University. Responses resulting from recruitment by non-contractors of Tilburg Universities will not be handled.

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Job Posting: Seattle University Director of Worship and Liturgy

Job Posting: Seattle University Director of Worship and Liturgy

Seattle University Director of Worship and Liturgy

Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry seeks applications for a part-time faculty Director of Worship and Liturgy with the rank of Instructor to begin September 2016. The Director of Worship and Liturgy is a 9-month renewable appointment effective upon hire. The Director will be responsible for the communal worship and prayer life of STM students, staff, faculty, and other partners.

The successful candidate will be responsible for scheduling, coordinating, preparing, publishing, and leading ecumenical and interreligious liturgy and worship for the STM community. Additionally, the director will assist teaching future pastoral leaders to lead worship within their faith communities, and will teach one course per academic year.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience leading contemporary forms of intercultural ecumenical and interreligious worship. They will have a strong record of collaborative leadership. Additionally, they will have demonstrated ability in creating opportunities that help students prepare for worship ministry through the use of technology, social media, and the arts. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to social justice and community engagement.

Requirements: Ph.D. or D.Min (ABD candidates will be considered) in a ministry-related field; two years’ experience leading liturgy and/or worship.

Preferred: Experience with social media, technology, and the arts in worship; a demonstrated record of supervising; publications related to worship and liturgy; excellent administrative skills.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Submit applications to To ensure full consideration, submit CV, include a letter of application that demonstrates qualifications for this position including commitment to diversity and Seattle University’s mission, values, and vision; vita or resume; submit a statement regarding the definition of worship in an ecumenical and interreligious settings; and provide the names and contact information for three current references (recommendation letters will be solicited electronically upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin August 12, 2016. The position is open until filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Mark Chung Hearn (

Job Posting: Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity

Job Posting: Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity

Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity

The Faculty of Divinity at Harvard University intends to make a tenured appointment to the Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity.  We seek a scholar whose work addresses issues of contemporary Christian morality, ethics, and values within the context of global religious pluralism and diversity.  Candidates may work in any discipline or field that engages such issues constructively, including those in the humanities and social sciences.  Candidates must be able to contribute to the design and teaching of a curriculum in religion, ethics, and politics.  They should employ forms of analysis that address race, gender, sexuality, and social location.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute more generally to the Divinity School’s degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity curriculum, while sharing in the School’s intellectual life.  The candidate will also teach undergraduate and Ph.D. students of the Study of Religion in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Letters of nomination may be sent to the Niebuhr Search Committee, c/o Traci Kasperbauer, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, or via email to  Candidates should submit both a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae.  In these or in separate documents, they should describe plans for research and teaching.  Preference is given to submissions at, though applications may also be submitted by regular post or electronic mail to the addresses given above.  Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016.

Charles Sturt University – Wicking Chair/Associate Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology

Charles Sturt University – Wicking Chair/Associate Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology

Wicking Chair/Associate Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology

  • Full time, Fixed Term (up to 5 years)
  • Level D – up to $124,341 to $136,984 p.a. (Plus 17% Superannuation)
  • Level E – up to $160,169 p.a. (Plus 17% Superannuation)
  • Canberra

The University, in partnership with St Mark’s National Theological Centre, seeks an inspiring and accomplished researcher to fill the newly established position of Wicking Chair/Associate Professor, and concurrently lead the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies (CAPS) as Director. CAPS was established within St Mark’s National Theological Centre to support research, education and policy development in pastoral studies, ageing and related ethical issues. It seeks to examine the process of ageing within the context of meaning in life and well-being.

The School of Theology at the University operates under an Agreement between the University, St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra (St Mark’s) and the United Theological College, Sydney (UTC). It combines undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education alongside opportunities for exploration of Christian vocation and ministry, making it distinctive within the Australian context.

This is a strategic appointment and an opportunity to take a leadership role in this relatively new field of practice and enquiry. The successful applicant will bring an outstanding record of scholarship, research and publication to the position. The appointee will conduct and cultivate quality research, work to ensure research outcomes translate into practice and strengthen links with like-minded organisations, both nationally and internationally. As the Director of CAPS the appointee will take overall responsibility for the operation of the Centre and will advance the vision and goals of the Centre through excellence in research, scholarship, education and advocacy. The Wicking Chair/Associate Professor would also work in cooperation with the University’s Research Centre in Public and Contextual Theology (PACT).

Download full position description.

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria listed in the position description.

Applications close: 11 November 2014

YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL – Position in Pastoral Care

YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL – Position in Pastoral Care


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Position in Pastoral Care

Yale Divinity School seeks to make a tenured appointment in the field of Pastoral Theology and Care, to begin July 1, 2015. In an ecumenical and increasingly interfaith environment, Yale Divinity School prepares students for ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional involvements, including higher education, law, medicine, the arts, management, and public service.

The Divinity School hopes to make an appointment of an established scholar with a record of significant publication, evidence of success as a teacher, and a commitment to theological education. The successful candidate should have expertise in one or more areas of Pastoral Theology and Care, such as communal-contextual models of care, post-colonial pastoral care, embodiment and human sexuality, narrative approaches to care, and/or pastoral research methods.

A letter of application with curriculum vitae and a list of three references should be submitted online at .  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.