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Teaching and Administration

Coordinator of Contextual Education

The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago announces a faculty position of Coordinator of Contextual Education. This 12-month, non-tenure track, annually renewable faculty position begins July 1, 2014. The Coordinator will continue to build and develop relationships with the scores of agencies and sites throughout the Chicago land area that partner with IPS, with attention to the global and contextually diverse nature of the contemporary church and world.   
The Coordinator will be responsible for administrative service in all aspects of the contextual education program, including student internships and CPE, and will work collaboratively with the faculty and with appropriate administrators, students and staff of the Institute, the University and local community. The Coordinator will also be responsible for teaching seven courses each year, with opportunities throughout IPS programs.  


Minimum Education or Experience

Qualified applicants will bring an earned doctorate in ministry, theology or a related field. They must also have a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching and student mentorship at the interface of ministerial and theological practice. Pastoral experience is a plus. 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.  


To Apply:

The Institute of Pastoral Studies is a premier academic program in education for ministry. For more information about faculty and programs at the IPS, please visit our website at

Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae, research and teaching statements, names and contact information for three references, and a letter of interest to the following website: Letters of recommendation for select candidates will be requested via email later in the search process. Applications should be received by Jan 31, 2014 for full consideration.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for 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.

To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should
consult our website at For information about the university's focus on transformative education, candidates should consult our website at Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.