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Last Updated on January 3, 2020

Posting 1/3/20


Posting 1/3/20

Posting 1/3/20

Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director for Interreligious Chaplaincy

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director for Interreligious Chaplaincy. Responsibilities include: teaching four courses per academic year at the graduate (seminary) level along with some administrative oversight (curriculum, quality control of program, and engagement with administrative staff around student recruitment and retention). Regular faculty expectations also include engaging in scholarly activity (research, conferences, publications), advising students (especially advising chaplaincy students toward vocational readiness for chaplaincy work), and serving on seminary committees.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. (in an area concerned with or related to chaplaincy, pastoral care) or equivalent--which may be defined as a D.Min. in chaplaincy and/or C.P.E Supervisory Clinical Pastoral Education. Ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience working as a chaplain in a hospital, military, or other professional chaplaincy context. Ph.D. or equivalent must be completed within 1 year of start date. Scholarly competencies should include some combination of interreligious and intercultural awareness as pertinent to the chaplaincy vocation. Candidates of color and women especially encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference (should be submitted directly from references) to Review of applications will commence on January 13, 2020 and will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Posting 1/3/20

Staff Chaplain Opening

Gundersen Lutheran Health System is looking for a highly motivated staff chaplain to join our spiritual care team.  This person will work in the hospital focusing primarily on inpatient behavioral health. The right person for this position will be able to provide top quality, evidenced based spiritual care to our patients , families and staff alongside an interfaith staff of chaplains, CPE residents and Interns.  This person will serve as a mentor and role model for our CPE students. Preferred candidates will have expertise in research informed Spiritual Care as well as proven experience working with Behavioral Health. 

Our spiritual care department is well respected and staffed with staff chaplains, ACPE Certified Educator(s) and Certified Educator Candidates, Affiliate Chaplains and 18-20 CPE Resident and Intern students.

La Crosse, Wisconsin, nestled between towering bluffs, is located where the Mississippi, La Crosse, and Black Rivers merge.  This spiritual area was untouched by glaciers, leaving many beautiful hills and valleys.  The area offers exceptional year round opportunities for recreational and cultural activities.  The schools are great in this area with low crime rates and a low cost of living, making La Crosse a great place to live and work.

Requirements for the position include: APC, NACC or NAJC certified or certification eligible within 2 years.   The person must demonstrate a solid commitment to research based professional chaplaincy as well as value Clinical Pastoral Education and mentoring students. 

For more information or to apply visit our website:

Posting 12/20/19

Posting 12/20/19

Founding Clinical Pastoral Educator/Faculty Position

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is seeking applicants for a faculty position in Clinical Pastoral Education at the rank of assistant or associate professor with an anticipated start date of May 2020. The faculty member will primarily serve in launching and supervising a credit-based clinical pastoral education program that aims to attain ACPE accreditation.  As a member of FranU’s theology department, opportunities to teach theology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and provide deaconate and lay formation for the Diocese of Baton Rouge also exist.  Part-time workload dedicated for service as chaplain at Our Lady of Lake Regional Medical Center will be built into the position. The person in this position must function in accordance with the philosophy and mission of the University ( and the Catholic Ethical and Religious Directives. Roman catholic candidates must be eligible and willing to apply for a mandatum in accordance with Ex corde Ecclesiae. Clergy/Religious are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is a private, Catholic university founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady with an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. The College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and grants associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees primarily in the health care professions.  The University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will accepted until the position is filled.

Minimum Requirements:
ACPE-Certified Educator
Master’s degree in a related field (e.g. religious studies, theology, divinity)

Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate in a related field (e.g. religious studies, theology, divinity)
National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) certification
Undergraduate University teaching experience
Online University teaching experience

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  

To apply, email cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts and names and contact information for three references to:

Brian Rash Ph.D. 
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
5414 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Please copy Ms. Elizabeth Hart, Administrative Assistant of the School at when submitting application materials. 

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