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Employment Opportunities



CTU is a non-profit with $10 million operating budget and is seeking an experienced Staff Accountant to support the Controller in overseeing the
Business Office of the institution. The Staff Accountant reports to the Controller and will perform day-to-day accounting activities, including account analysis, preparation of journal entries, review of financial statements, as well as accounts payable, cash receipts and disbursements, invoicing/billing, accounts receivable,  payroll and employee benefit activity.  

Qualifications include an undergraduate degree in business or accounting with prior accounting work experience in a small to similar size non-profit organization with similar duties.  The candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to work as part of a team is necessary to apply for this position.

The Staff Accountant must be comfortable working in a Catholic institution of higher learning, able to work well in a collegial manner in achieving the mission of the school.  This is a 12 month, full-time position with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please email cover letter, resume, salary history, and references to Walter Pophin at


The Emmaus Formation for Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) is seeking a passionate and creative individual with excellent leadership skills and formation experience to work in collaboration with the Formation Director in the development, maintenance and administration of the Emmaus Formation for Ministry Program.  This program accompanies and supports all Emmaus formation students in the areas of human and spiritual formation throughout their tenure at CTU.  

The position is a part time position, requiring 18 hours per week.

Professional Qualifications: 

·      MDiv, MAPS, or MA in Theology
·      Experience as a Lay Ecclesial Minister

Applications for the position of Associate Director of the Emmaus Formation for Ministry Program should be forwarded electronically to by April 7, 2015.  All submissions will be maintained as confidential.  Applications should include a resume demonstrating relevant experience and include a statement of no more than 300 words describing the candidate’s interest in becoming an Associate Director.  Applications will be considered 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.