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Employment Opportunities

 Full-time Administrative Assistant (40 hours per week with benefits)

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

This full-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 registrations, and updating the website and e-newsletter and requires the facile use of the computer.

Candidates must be based in or near Chicago. Candidates may have an opportunity to continue with Giving Voice at the completion of the grant.  Candidates must have administrative experience; the ability to communicate virtually using e-mail, phone, and web-based conferencing (Skype, Zoom); ability to work both independently and as part of a creative team; proficiency in word processing, spread sheets, and databases; experience in finances or accounting; experience in managing websites, Google drive, access database and quick books; ability to learn programs such Constant Contact and proficient in Spanish preferred.

Applicants should send a letter of intent and resume to

Applications will be accepted until the job is filled. 


Assistant Professor of Liturgy


Catholic Theological Union is seeking to fill a full-time, entry-level, tenure-track position in liturgical studies to begin August 2016. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent; be a Roman Catholic, preferably a presbyter; and have a strong competency to teach the breadth of liturgical and sacramental studies across the professional and academic degrees offered, including online courses.

The candidate should also demonstrate a secondary area of competency in which they can teach (especially catechesis, as well as music or other arts, intercultural worship, ritual studies, and 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 especially 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 Office of the Dean, Catholic Theological Union, 5401 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615.

Review of applications will begin 16 November 2015.

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 Roman Catholic Church in all its vibrant diversity.