Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Romeoville


The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Theology, with a specialization in the study of a major religious tradition other than Christianity and/or Inter-religious Studies. Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. This position will begin August 2020.

The Lewis University Theology Department offers students the opportunity to explore faith, tradition, values, and the religious forces that shape our society and world. Study and examination take place with an eye toward practical application in both religious and secular environments. Our innovative curriculum includes a growing number of interdisciplinary options such as Peace Studies and a partnership between Theology and Computer Science. Our signature Rome program offers all students the chance to spend time abroad and the recently launched Brother Jeffrey Gros, FSC, Institute for Dialogue, Justice and Social Action represents our longstanding commitment to dialogue and ecumenism in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council.

Some Responsibilities Include:

- Teach a total of 12 credit hours per semester in introductory undergraduate courses in religion/theology as part of the general education curriculum, as well as advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization
- Maintain an active research agenda
- Serve the university community

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Religious Studies, Religion, Comparative Theology, Inter-religious Studies, or related discipline is required. ABD candidates will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Specialization in the Islamic religious tradition.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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