Jobs at CTU

Jobs at CTU

For those interested in a career with Catholic Theological Union, the following positions available at CTU are listed below.

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Vice President for Finance and Operations

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary Catholic Theological Union possesses a vibrant legacy, a compelling mission, and great institutional strengths. The institution’s academic reputation, the excellence of its curriculum, and the expertise of its distinguished faculty position it to meet the challenges facing theological and ministerial formation in the Church today. Catholic Theological Union is seeking an innovative professional and experienced administrator to serve as its next Vice President for Finance and Operations, and as a member of its executive leadership team.

 

The Vice President for Finance and Operations is responsible for the overall administrative management of the non-academic operations of Catholic Theological Union (CTU).  The Vice President for Finance and Operations serves under the direction of the President and works in close collaboration with the Vice President and Academic Dean and the Vice President for Institutional Advancement to ensure the effective administration of the institution, a graduate school of theology and ministry, in accord with its mission and strategic goals.

 

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial and proactive spirit; be conversant in the strategic use of technology; keep close oversight of the financial well-being of the institution; and have the ability to lead diverse teams, while addressing complex challenges and cultivating shared goals.

 

Catholic Theological Union (CTU) is a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Its mission is to prepare effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ’s good news of justice, love, and peace. CTU’s 4,000 vowed religious women and men and lay graduates are serving in 60 countries worldwide.

 

View the full job description and responsibilities here.

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to sfleming@ctu.edu.

 

 

Visiting Scholar for Thriving in Ministry at Catholic Theological Union

CTU announces the establishment of a Visiting Scholar appointment sponsored by the Thriving in Ministry Initiative which is funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.  Typically, a Visiting Scholar holds an academic appointment within his/her home institution in the United States and proposes a research agenda for a stated period of time ranging  from one month and up to one academic year. Research conducted should include some element of inquiry into the thriving of Catholic  men and women religious in the United States. Access to data from recently commissioned surveys on men and women religious in the United States will be possible. While research goals remain primary, the Visiting Scholar would also offer one public lecture, engage with the grant staff relative to program development and other activities as negotiated. The Visiting Scholar would also interface with the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life.  The agreement will be negotiated with the Director of Thriving in Ministry who will organize and guide the Visiting Scholar’s activities at CTU. A PhD., D.Min. or other terminal degree is required. Applicants from a variety of academic fields will be considered.

 

Research related to the Thriving in Ministry Initiative entails an exploration of some element of the holistic wellbeing of the minister who serves within a specific ministerial context.  Some current research looks at the minister’s self-integrity, preparation, levels of engagement, resilience and sense of significance. This research might also examine the various relationships, communal structures and social influences that impact the fulfillment and flourishing of the minister. 

 

In addition to funding, applicants will have access to an office and a computer. Library access includes the institutions of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools and the University of Chicago.

Limited housing is available in CTU’s residence hall for scholars without dependents. Parking is available onsite.  

 

About Thriving in Ministry

The Thriving in Ministry Initiative is part of Lilly Endowment’s grant-making to strengthen pastoral leadership in Christian congregations in the United States. CTU is one of 24 organizations taking part in the first phase of the initiative. In support of CTU’s leading efforts to prepare effective leaders for the church, including men and women religious and lay men and women, the grant opens a path for the school to identify and overcome obstacles and stress points that keep those ministering in the Church from thriving in their work, particularly those who are within the first ten years of ministry.

 

About the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life

The Center for the Study of Consecrated Life (CSCL) was established in 2016 to serve as a theological, academic, and pastoral resource for engaging contemporary issues and realities in consecrated life today from a global perspective.  The CSCL carries out its mission through courses, symposia, and workshops. The CSCL seeks to encourage new scholarship across disciplines; provide processes for reflective dialogue and creative imagining; assist in the discovery of new calls to ministry; and explore the internationality of consecrated life. CSCL website.

 

Application Process

Applications should be completed at least twelve weeks in advance of your anticipated start date. Please send all questions regarding the application and research plans to Marian Diaz at mdiaz@ctu.edu. Applicants will receive a response within four weeks of completion of their application. Applications will not be considered until all materials have been submitted.

 

Complete the online application which includes:

Online Application Form

Upload your CV/Resume

Upload your research proposal – In approximately 5-7 pages (12-point and double-spaced) describe your proposal in detail, using the following outline:

      1. Primary question and rationale. State the primary question under investigation and how it relates to the goals of Thriving in Ministry. Why does is this research important to men and women religious?
      2. Research methods and sources. Describe your research process and methods. Include a bibliography of central texts.
      3. Proposed outcomes of research and dissemination plan. Outline how the research findings will be disseminated via publications, reports, lectures, etc.
      4. Proposed schedule and funding request. Document any other funding requested or received.
      5. Impact. Describe the potential benefits of this project to you personally, to your home institution and to men and women religious in the United States.  
      6. Primary question and rationale. State the primary question under investigation and how it relates to the goals of Thriving in Ministry. Why does is this research important to men and women religious?
      7. Research methods and sources. Describe your research process and methods. Include a bibliography of central texts.
      8. Proposed outcomes of research and dissemination plan. Outline how the research findings will be disseminated via publications, reports, lectures, etc.
      9. Proposed schedule and funding request. Document any other funding requested or received.
      10. Impact. Describe the potential benefits of this project to you personally, to your home institution and to men and women religious in the United States.  

 

Letters of Support (Emailed to mdiaz@ctu.edu)

 

A letter of release and recommendation should come from the applicant’s chairperson or academic dean confirming release from teaching and academic responsibilities if the funding is awarded.  This letter should also evaluate your ability to complete the project in light of your previous work and demonstrated skills.

A letter on the feasibility of the project from a colleague who can assess the project, the applicant’s capacity to complete the project within the proposed time and the uniqueness and contribution of this project.

 

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Teaching Position in Old Testament Studies

Catholic Theological Union at Chicago invites applications for an entry-level position in Old Testament Studies. The position is full-time and tenure-track in the Biblical Literature and Languages (BLL)Department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Old Testament studies by September 1, 2020. Additional competencies in early Jewish literature and the New Testament are desirable.

 

The responsibilities connected with this position include teaching on the Master’s level and supervising Master’s theses and projects. The BLL department is responsible for an annual study- tour of biblical lands. The BLL faculty rotate responsibility for the academic direction of the program, which includes in-class preparation and onsite input. CTU has distance-learning programs so faculty are expected to be able to teach online courses.

 

Catholic Theological Union was founded fifty years ago to prepare men from several religious orders and congregations for the ordained ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. Today its student body also includes women and men, religious and lay, who are preparing for a variety of ministries in the Catholic Church. CTU offers several academic and professional Master’s degrees and a professional doctorate. The successful applicant will join a faculty of women and men who have a reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship that engages both the academy and the Church. The applicant should feel at home with the mission and environment of a Catholic school of theology. CTU’s faculty and administration are committed to theological education within the Roman Catholic tradition in ecumenical, interfaith, and cross-cultural contexts.

 

Applications are to include
• a letter of application
• the applicant’s curriculum vitae
• three references with email addresses

 

These materials should be saved as PDF documents and sent as attachments to
OTSearch@ctu.edu. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2019.
Inquiries should be addressed to Leslie Hoppe, OFM at OTSearch@ctu.edu.

Development Associate

Development Associate

Be inspired by a mission-driven organization that prepares future leaders for the Church. Join our team of passionate and committed professionals working together to advance Catholic Theological Union, a graduate school of theology and ministry in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. No two days will ever be alike.

 

The position of Development Associate reports directly to the Director of Development. This position aids the efforts of targeted fundraising goals, particularly the stewardship and operations of fundraising campaigns. The position assists in building, maintaining and analyzing the donor base, oversees gift acceptance and acknowledgments and reconciling of accounts. This team member supports events, donor communications, other advancement activities and oversees basic office management functions.  This position calls for a commitment to teamwork and mutual support among the school’s departments and across the overall CTU community.

 

Demonstrable computer skills include: Microsoft Office proficiency (specifically Word, Excel and mail merges) and donor database experience.

 

Catholic Theological Union is one of the largest Roman Catholic graduate schools of theology and ministry in the United States with a diverse and international student body and a variety of academic and pastoral programs at the masters and doctoral level.  

 

Please email cover letter, resume, and salary history, to sfleming@ctu.edu.

 

Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.