Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology (Assistant Professor)

DePaul University in Illinois

Date Posted February 3, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified

Catholic Studies: DePaul University's Department of Catholic Studies and Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology seeks to recruit a tenure track assistant professor for the 2014-2015 academic year. Founded in 2008, the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology (CWCIT) is a research center housed within the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center promotes research on the Church as a worldwide movement now based in the so-called global south, and serves scholarly and ecclesial communities alike. More information is available via the Center's web site (http://las.depaul.edu/cwcit/) . We seek applications from persons with expertise in Catholicism either in Africa or in Asia; persons with other areas of expertise related to Catholicism in the global south are also welcome to apply. We are open to a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and perspectives, historical as well as contemporary interests, and we welcome scholars who can contribute to the interdisciplinary character of the Center and the Department. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in Catholic Studies at the undergraduate level and be a member of that Department; he or she will also contribute to the research programs and collaborative initiatives sponsored by the Center. The Department of Catholic Studies is an interdisciplinary department (involving historians, theologians, social scientists, humanities scholars and others) committed to high-quality undergraduate teaching both in its major and through the university's Liberal Studies Program. DePaul is the largest Catholic university in the United States, noted for its diverse student body and commitment to community engagement. DePaul is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body and Chicago area communities. We encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants should electronically submit a formal letter of application describing one's present and future research agendas, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly work, and names of three academic references. The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2014. Please do not send applications via e-mail. The doctoral or relevant terminal degree should be in hand by the time of appointment (September, 2014). Apply online only to: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51083 Please direct queries to Dr. Michael Budde, Chair, Department of Catholic Studies, (mbudde@depaul.edu) ; or Dr. William Cavanaugh, Director, CWCIT (wtcavana1@depaul.edu) . As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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