Part-time Lecturer in Public Theology

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 20-May-24

Location: Chicago, IL

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 146450


The Divinity School at the University of Chicago invites applications for part-time positions(s) as Lecturer for Winter Quarter 2025.  The successful candidate will teach one course in Public Theology to graduate and undergraduate students.

The Lecturer will be responsible for syllabus and lesson-plan design, classroom instruction, holding weekly office hours, and the preparing and grading of assignments and testing materials. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement  between the University and the Service Employees International Union. This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.  This position is not benefits-eligible.  Teaching must happen in person.


Candidates must hold the MDiv or equivalent degree.  Candidates must have relevant work experience in the field of public theology.  Experience teaching at the university or four-year-college level is preferred.


Applications should be made online at .  Each application must include: 1) a cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement, 4) the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited by the Divinity School, and 5) a sample course syllabus. 


All materials from each applicant must be received by 10:59 PM Central Time/11:59 PM Eastern Time on Sunday June 16, 2024. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following initial review.


If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at [email protected] .

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University's Statements on Diversity are at .

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination .

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email [email protected] with their request.

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