John B. Foley, SJ Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies

Saint Louis University, a Jesuit Catholic institution dedicated to education, research, healthcare and service, seeks applicants for the inaugural John Foley Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies.  Applicants should be well-versed in the Roman Catholic intellectual tradition and should have an active research agenda in liturgical studies or be engaged in a research project where liturgy (or the history of liturgy) plays a significant role.  The Visiting Professorship can be from one to three months, beginning no earlier than 1 May and no later than 1 October 2015.  The successful candidate must be resident at Saint Louis University for the entire period.  The Visiting Professorship includes a stipend of $4,000 per month (to a maximum of $12,000), funds to supplement housings costs ($75 per day to a maximum of 90 days), and $1,000 for research expenses. Return airfare (up to $1,500) will also be provided.  S/He will be a member of the Department of Theological Studies and will have faculty status in the Center for Catholic Studies. 

The successful candidate will receive office space, a networked computer and access to the University Library.  The Pius XII Memorial Library contains one of the finest divinity libraries in the Mid-west United States which is supplemented by extensive electronic resources.  The library has extensive special collections in Jesuitica, early printed books from Europe and around 40,000 pre-modern and early modern manuscripts (on microfilm) from the Vatican Library and other European repositories.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Theological Studies or an equivalent degree and have a strong record of publication.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, 2 March 2015. Applications must be sent to Dr James R. Ginther, PhD, Chair of Theological Studies as an email attachment: The application must include: a covering letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact details of two referees. The application must also include a description of the research to be completed while resident (2 pages maximum), which should also include plans for publication.  Questions about this position can be directed to Dr  Ginther.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.


January 26th, 2015 9:34 am