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Catholic Theological Union at Chicago (CTU), the largest Roman Catholic graduate school of theology in the United States, is seeking a Recruitment/Admissions Associate.  The Recruitment/Admissions Associate is a full time position that works closely with the Directors of Recruitment and Admissions in designing, executing, and assessing a comprehensive enrollment strategy for prospective students. The Recruitment/Admissions Associate will: 1) assist with the inquiry process from initial interest through application; 2) facilitate CTU’s presence at local, regional, and national conferences and events; 3) counsel prospective students in their discernment of ministerial and/or theological education; 4) assist with the coordination of open house and orientation events,; and 5) assist with CTU scholarship assistance and administration. The Recruitment/Admissions Associate reports to the Director of Recruitment.

Prospective candidates should have at least a Bachelor’s degree, but a Master’s degree in Theology or Ministry is preferred. Candidates must be good communicators both in writing and speaking, and skilled at interpersonal and group presentations. Candidates must also be comfortable in interacting with and counseling diverse populations of prospective students, be willing to travel, have a collaborative spirit, and an understanding of, sensitivity to, and appreciation for CTU’s Catholic context and particular mission.

Applicants should send a letter of intent, resume, and salary history to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


Catholic Theological Union is seeking to fill a full-time, entry-level, tenure-track position in liturgical studies to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent and a strong competency to teach the breadth of liturgical and sacramental studies across the professional and academic degrees offered, including online courses. Because the position also includes responsibility for teaching the liturgical practica for the celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments for seminarians, the successful candidate will be a Roman Catholic presbyter with demonstrated pastoral skills in presiding and preaching.

The candidate should also demonstrate a secondary area of competency in which he can teach (e.g., catechesis, music or other arts, intercultural worship, ritual studies, communications). In addition to teaching, all faculty of CTU are expected to engage in scholarly research and publication in professional and pastoral venues and offer service to the school and wider church community. Candidates from underrepresented constituencies are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, a letter of intent, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. It is preferred that this dossier be submitted electronically to

The materials may also be sent by mail to Dr. Richard McCarron, Search Committee Chair, Department of Word and Worship, Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615. Any questions should be addressed to

Review of applications will begin 14 November 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews are anticipated to begin in early December 2014.

Candidates will share a commitment to CTU’s mission to prepare effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ’s good news of justice, love, and peace. CTU strives to accomplish this mission in a community environment composed of religious, clergy, and lay women and men who mirror the local and global Catholic Church in all its vibrant diversity.


CTU is seeking a Part-time Administrative Assistant.  The Administrative Assistant will coordinate and fulfill the required administrative tasks relating to a three year grant. The grant proceeds will be used to build the capacity of the Giving Voice, a young religious sisters’ organization (  The grant will focus on expanding its network and supporting its strategic initiatives to network and connect younger women religious across congregations in North America.

This part-time position serves as administrative support to the Giving Voice Core Team and coordinates required grant activities with Catholic Theological Union.  Administrative support includes handling correspondence, maintaining financial and other records, processing payments and receipts, coordinating registration, and updating the website and e-newsletter and requires the facile use of the computer.  Flexibility, initiative, and the ability to develop administrative systems are important skills for this position.

Candidates for the position do not necessarily have to be based in Chicago or at CTU and may have an opportunity to continue with Giving Voice at the completion of the grant.  It is preferable if candidates have: a familiarity with contemporary religious life, particularly the experiences and needs of younger women religious; ability to communicate virtually using e-mail, phone, and web-based conferencing (Skype); ability to work both independently and as part of a creative team; proficiency with word processing, spread sheets, and databases; experience with or ability to learn web-based programs such Constant Contact and web editors; administrative, financial, and/or accounting experience; and working knowledge of Spanish.

Applicants should send a letter of intent and resume to

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.