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Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position in Homiletics

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago welcomes applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible position with primary teaching responsibilities in the area of preaching, with an appointment beginning in the fall semester of 2015. The person appointed to this position will be installed in the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair of Homiletics and will join a faculty committed to a lively engagement between the church and the life of the world.

The successful candidate will have a solid record in the teaching and practice of preaching, and possess a compelling research agenda in the area of preaching or a related field (e.g. bible, practical theology, etc.). Active involvement in the church is an essential criterion, with preferential consideration given to ordained and rostered leaders of the ELCA and its ecumenical partners. LSTC seeks to foster gender, racial-ethnic and international diversity within its faculty. Women and representatives of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should hold a PhD or its equivalent. Rank is open.

Responsibilities include teaching courses in preaching and other areas of expertise; preparing and advising students in candidacy for rostered ministries in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and in other church bodies; and working with students in all degree programs, including the ecumenical DMin and ACTS DMin in Preaching Program. This seminary values a collegial and collaborative approach to teaching, governance, and community life.

Please send a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Benjamin M. Stewart, chair of the search committee, at homiletics.search@lstc.edu by 14 November 2014. All materials should be submitted electronically (15MB limit per email).

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Associate Vice President for Advancement

The Assoc. VP functions as a primary gift officer within an assigned geographic area, supervises other gift officers, and will serve as Campaign Director for the upcoming comprehensive campaign. The position of Associate Vice President for Advancement (Assoc. VP) is a senior level position that requires a person of high initiative, integrity, competence, collegiality, and accountability.  Five to ten years of fund raising experience is preferred.  The Assoc. VP reports directly to the Vice President for Advancement, relates to the Management Team, and works with all members of the advancement staff, institutional colleagues and volunteers in a respectful and collaborative manner.  The Assoc. VP will work with donors at all gift levels (individual and institutional donors), providing timely activity reports and excellent priority management, supporting the goals of the office and the institution. The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is one of eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that prepares women and men for a variety of ministries. The seminary has enjoyed strong fundraising results for the past several years and is preparing for a major comprehensive campaign. LSTC is located in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: bberridge@lstc.edu  Consideration of applicants will begin October 15, 2014.

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Gift Officer

This Gift Officer will have primary responsibility within an assigned geographic area and will lead the Alumni Strategy for the department. We will look for a person with experience in the Lutheran Church along with experience in engaging and equipping volunteers. This Gift Officer will work with donors at all gift levels (individual and institutional donors), providing timely activity reports and excellent priority management, supporting the goals of the office and the institution.  This position requires a person of high initiative, integrity, competence, collegiality, and accountability.  This Gift Officer relates to the Management Team, and works with all members of the advancement staff, institutional colleagues and volunteers in a collaborative manner.  The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is one of eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that prepares women and men for a variety of ministries. The seminary has enjoyed strong fundraising results for the past several years and is preparing for a major comprehensive campaign. LSTC is located in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: bberridge@lstc.edu  Consideration of applicants will begin October 15, 2014.

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About LSTC
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provide resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.  To learn more about the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, visit www.lstc.edu

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