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Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, Liturgical/Ritual Studies

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Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0171050
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Theological Studies
College: Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, Liturgical/Ritual Studies
Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Faculty Announcement:

Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theological Studies, announces a tenure-track faculty position in Liturgical/Ritual Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2018.

The Department seeks candidates with substantive training in Liturgical and Ritual Studies who possess broad familiarity with Catholic sacramental and theological traditions. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of contemporary questions relating to worship and religious practice. They should be able to research and teach within the context of the diverse religious and cultural reality of Los Angeles; competency in Latino/a religion and practice is highly valued.
Subfields may include cultural theory, practical theology, history, music, architecture, and spirituality.

The position involves teaching in the University Core, the Theological Studies Major and Minor programs, and the Master of Arts programs in Theology and Pastoral Theology. Applicants must show promise of excellence in both teaching and research. Experience with engaged scholarship and learning among diverse communities is desired. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required. Interested applicants are invited to send: 1) a cover letter (outlining areas of teaching and research interests and resonance with LMU’s mission); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; 4) a sample of scholarly writing; 5) a copy of Ph.D. transcripts; 6) three letters of recommendation.

Materials 1-5 should be emailed together to Dr. Charlotte Radler, Chair of Liturgical/Ritual Studies Search Committee ( Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from recommenders by October 15th to Dr. Charlotte Radler ( Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Boston. Applicants who are not at the meeting may be requested to have on-line video interviews.

Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves 5400 undergraduates and over 2500 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. (Visit for more information.)

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Posting Date: 08/11/2017
Application Deadline Date: 10/15/2017

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