LSTC launches searches to fill two faculty positions September 21, 2017

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has begun searches to fill faculty positions in New Testament and in Church and Society and Ethics. It will soon begin a search to fill a third position in Homiletics.

In the New Testament position, Barbara Rossing, chair of the search committee noted that they are seeking “an early career scholar and gifted teacher who connects the academy and church. It is important that they are able to help students relate biblical texts to Christian life and ministry in the world and also be able to teach in the PhD program.”

Lea Schweitz, chair of the search committee for the position in church and society and ethics, said, “The ideal candidate will bring a dynamic engagement between the life of the world and church through publicly-engaged scholarship, contextual pedagogy, and culturally competent teaching. We are looking for a collaborative, early career teacher-scholar who can prepare our masters’ and doctoral students for leadership in a public church.”

LSTC seeks to foster gender, racial-ethnic, and international diversity within its faculty and especially encourages women and representatives of historically underrepresented groups to apply. Candidates should hold a doctorate or its equivalent in the areas pertinent to each search. Complementary expertise in other critical areas is welcome. Spanish-speaking ability will be considered an asset.

The complete position descriptions are posted on LSTC’s website

Application deadlines are November 5 for the position in Church and Society and Ethics and November 13 for the New Testament position.


Cheryl Hoth
Assistant to the Academic Dean

Barbara Rossing
Professor of New Testament

Lea F. Schweitz
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology/Religion and Science

Jan Boden
Director of Communication and Marketing

The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.

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