The Synod’s Commission on Ministerial Growth and Support (CMGS) is reissuing a call for nominations for an executive director.
The executive director reports to the commission and to the Synod president, and is responsible for providing principal leadership in promoting the vocational development and continuing education of our church’s workers and the well-being of our church’s workers and their family members.
Duties include promoting and providing tools to help congregations be sensitive to and provide for the vocational development, continuing education, and health and well-being of the church’s workers and their families; facilitating positive personal relation-ships, family interactions and healthy lifestyle behaviors; supporting church workers by creating and administrating continuing-education initiatives such as the Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support (PALS), the Coaching Principals and Welcoming New Teachers; and serving as an advocate for church workers through various writings.
A nominee must be an active member of an LCMS congregation; be faithful to the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions; be supportive of the Synod’s Constitution, Bylaws and policies; have experience in counseling, education, health management or promotion, or a related discipline; be a rostered church worker of the Synod with demonstrated understanding of and commitment to wholistic wellness and vocational development; and have proven competence in administration and leadership.
Nominations should be submitted by Feb. 11 to Barbara Ryan, Human Resources, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295; firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax (314) 996-1121.
Concordia University, River Forest, Ill., invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in sociology, beginning with the 2005-06 academic year. Although the successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate sociology courses, specific needs are projected to be in the areas of social inequality, socialization processes, and sociology of religion.
Qualifications include prior teaching experience at the college/university level, a commitment to teaching excellence, and a master’s degree or higher with preference for the terminal degree (Ph.D. in sociology or a related field).
Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religious affiliation.
Interested persons should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, transcripts of all college and university work, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Carol Jabs, Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305; (708) 209-3145.
Concordia University College of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, invites applications or nominations for a permanent-stream position at the assistant professor level to begin Aug. 1, subject to budgetary approval. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; Ph.D. or Th.D. required. Preference will be given to applicants with an enthusiasm for teaching and an interest in teaching introductory courses in the Christian faith and biblical theolgy. The position requires specialization in New Testament studies or in Old Testament studies, with qualifications in the field of theology being desirable. Concordia may also be in a position to make a second appointment in the 2006 academic year.
Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the education mission and values of Concordia as a liberal arts university college of the Lutheran Church–Canada. Concordia, a member of the AUCC, offers accredited degrees in arts, science, management, education, and environmental health. It also offers the director of parish services as one of its post-degree diploma programs. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Review of applications will begin Feb. 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and letter describing their teaching and research experience, and arrange to have their official transcripts and three letters of reference forwarded. Each applicant also must complete a Concordia Faculty Application Form which is available as a PDF file at /wp-content/uploads/2007/02/concordia-application-faculty.pdf. Please send all application materials to the attention of Dr. Gerald Krispin, Coordinator, Religious Studies, c/o Human Resources, Concordia University College of Alberta, Edmonton AB T5B 4E4; email@example.com; (780) 479-9214; fax: (780) 479- 2793; Web site: http://www.concordia.ab.ca/resources/hr.php. Please do not apply online as we are not accepting online applications at this time.
Concordia University, Seward, Neb., seeks to fill the following positions:
Biology — includes instructional responsibilities in one or more of the following areas: microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, and embryology. However, interested individuals with a background in other areas of biology are encouraged to apply. The position requires participation in the recruitment and advisement of biology and pre-health profession majors and the use of an array of technologies in courses and laboratories. An interest in engaging self and students in research in biology is a high priority of the position.
Chemistry — includes instructional responsibilities in the areas of physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and in one or more of the following areas: organic chemistry, advanced inorganic chemistry, and/or biochemistry laboratory procedures. The position also includes serving as the chemical hygiene officer for the Natural Sciences department and requires that the candidate have experience in overall management of chemistry laboratories in accordance with chemical safety practices and standards. The position requires participation in the recruitment and advisement of chemistry majors and the use of an array