The St Hilda Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Chair in Catholic Social Thought and Practice

Durham University - Department of Theology and Religion

To be appointed at either Lecturer (Grade 8), Senior Lecturer (Grade 9), Reader (Grade 9), or Professorial Level (Grade 10).

Durham University’s Department of Theology and Religion, home to the Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS), is seeking an outstanding scholar-teacher with gifts for public communication for the St Hilda Post in Catholic Social Thought and Practice (CSTP). The post provides a substantial platform for a thought-leader who will bring CSTP to bear on the most crucial social and/or economic and/or political justice issues of our age. We are seeking a productive, committed, energetic team-player who can define this post.

The post-holder will be expected to conduct a programme of internationally excellent research. S/he will also be expected to have proven excellence in teaching and will teach within the Department’s Undergraduate and Masters programmes as appropriate and commensurate with workload. S/he will also be committed to supervising students studying for the PhD. S/he will also have proven excellence in public communication. For approximately 20% of her/his total workload s/he will carry out outreach work with practitioner organisations working in the area of Catholic social action. The possibility also exists for a formal relationship with the Durham University Business School.

The Department is keen to encourage a broad field of candidates for this position and has hence advertised across a wide range of career stages. The further particulars detail the different expectations we have for candidates at different career stages.

Additional Information and Interview Information
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

Contact for academic enquiries:
Prof. Lewis Ayres (Professor of Catholic and Historical Theology & Head of Department) + 44 + 191-334-3945

Prof. Ayres will be present at the annual AAR / SBL meeting and would be delighted to meet potential candidates, who are encouraged to make contact beforehand. Those who will not be present at that meeting are encouraged to be in contact and arrange for a phone or skype/facetime conversation. Alternative Contacts: Prof. Paul D. Murray (Professor of Systematic Theology & Dean-Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies) + 44 + 191-334-3947

The Recruitment and Selection Process
Please apply for this vacancy using the on-line application form, available from the university's website, which can be accessed by clicking the apply button below. Applications should be submitted, including the names of three referees and a CV, by the closing date.

It is essential that in your written application you give evidence of examples of proven experience in relation to the selection criteria. Please submit a CV and covering letter. The letter of application must include or be accompanied by an ambitious personal research plan of between 500 and 1000 words. The application must also include PDFs of two of the applicant’s most significant pieces of work.

We embrace excellence in all its forms and invite all qualified candidates to apply. We particularly welcome applications from women, candidates with disabilities and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the University.

For further details of this position and to make an application, please press the apply button below.

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