Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time Theology and Hebrew Faculty position. The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D./Th.D. in Exegetical Theology-with a focus on the Old Testament-or Hebrew, and be an ordained and rostered member in good standing of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod or one of its partner churches. Candidates should be willing and able to teach online courses as needed. Enthusiasm and competence for teaching both non-Christian and Christian students are required. It is desirable that the candidate has parish pastoral experience and collegiate teaching experience.
- Instructs courses in basic and advanced Hebrew
- Instructs elementary and advanced Old Testament theology at an undergraduate level, including but not limited to the following courses:
- Introduction to Old Testament
- Upper Level Theological Electives
- Instructs other Theology courses, such as:
- Participates in Division/University Service and scholarship, including but not limited to:
- Division meetings and work
- University committees
**Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS).
- Strong administrative skills, including related computer and technology skills
- Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills across institutional units with faculty, staff and senior leaders.
- Enthusiastic supporter of Lutheran higher education and Concordia University Chicago
- A record of successful teaching, scholarship, and service at the program or university level.
- The ability to challenge, motivate and encourage students to high levels of academic and personal success.
Minimum Experience Required:
- Ordained and rostered member in good standing of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod or one of its partner churches
- Prior parish pastoral experience preferred
- 3 years of related teaching experience at the university or college level preferred
PhD/ThD in Exegetical Theology/Hebrew required
Compensation and Benefits:
Starting range and faculty rank is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Disability and Survivor Plan
- Retirement Pension Plan
- Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
- Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
- Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
- Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)
Interested individuals should include the following in their online application:
- Cover letter
- Copies of post-secondary academic transcripts that reflect completion of advanced degree(s) (Official transcripts will be required upon hiring of successful candidates.)
- Names and phone numbers of three references
* Only applicants submitting all required documentation above will be considered.
Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.
Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.
About Concordia University Chicago:
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities-Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at CUChicago.edu.
Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.