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Job: Professor of Ecumenical Social Ethics and Programme Executive of the Ecumenical Theological Education (ETE)

The World Concil of Churches, partner, is opening a vacancy for Professor of Ecumenical Social Ethics and Programme Executive of the Ecumenical Theological Education (ETE).

Duty station: Bossey

Role: P category

Starting Date: 1 August 2019

Contract duration: 4 years

Positions at (%): 100%

Reports to: Dean of the Ecumenical Institute and the Deputy General Secretary for Unity, Mission and Ecumenical formation

Works closely with: 

Internal: The Dean and the professors of the Ecumenical Institute, the Deputy General Secretary for Unity, Mission, and Ecumenical Formation, and designated staff in Communication, PMER, IMD and Finance.
External: Ecumenical organizations, Ecumenical Theological Associations, Ecumenical training centres, Ecumenical formation institutes. etc.
Objective: To promote ecumenical theological education and ministerial formation and to teach Ecumenical Social Ethics at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey as regular member of the faculty.
Specific Responibilities:
As Programme Executive for Ecumenical Theological Education:
  • Offer conceptual accompaniment of regional instruments and networks of theological education.
  • Strengthen networking of theological and ecumenical institutions, in view of analyzing global trends in ecumenical theological education, and by contributing to the debates on quality standards for theological educations.
  • Foster the network and dialogue on ecumenical theological education and ministerial formation with Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Charismatic and Independent Churches.
  • Identify and interpret contemporary themes and challenges of ecumenical theological education and ministerial formation, and propose viable solutions with the support and in consideration of the advice of the Commission on Education and Ecumenical Formation.
  • Initiate and facilitate programmatic activities of ecumenical theological education and ministerial formation together with churches and partners.
  • Advocate and fundraise for ecumenical theological education activities as appropriate.
  • Take responsibility for planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of the activities and the general oversight of the budget of the work activities.
As professor of social ethics at the Ecumenical Institute:
  • Serve as a full member of the faculty of the Ecumenical Institute Bossey.
  • Coordinate the teaching activities and teach Ecumenical Social Ethics both in the academic programmes (CAS, MAS, Mater and DTh), as well as contributing to the continuing education programmes as appropriate.
  • Participate in the academic planning process for the taught courses programmes of the Ecumenical Institute Bossey as appropriate, particularly in the field of Ecumenical Social Ethics.
  • Be actively involved in the life of the students of Bossey, through accompaniment, counseling, worship and other informal contacts.
  • Participate in the academic programmes and other events important to the life of Bossey.
  • Serve as an active and ongoing participant in theological inquiry, through research, publication and participation in academic conferences, particularly in the field of ecumenical ethics and theology.
  • Relate to and cooperate with program executive staff of the WCC and with the Autonomous Faculty of Theology of the University of Geneva and other partner institutions as appropriate and requested.
Qualifications and special requirements:
  • PhD in Theology, preferably in areas of Social Ethics / Systematic Theology.
  • Experience in academic teaching and research on social ethics and knowledge about the concerns, challenges and directions in Global Christianity.
  • Experience in dealing with intercultural and interreligious issues would be an asset.
  • Experience in project management, including result oriented planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of projects;
  • Ability to communicate and write well, ability to work in a team, flexibility, leadership willingness to travel, tact.
  • Good command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of other languages (French, German, and Spanish) is an asset;
  • Information technology: Word, Excel, Internet, social media, etc…
Deadline for application: 1 March 2019
Apply for this position by clicking on the following link:
About Human Resorces at the WCC:
The WCC is an equal opportunity employer. The sole criteria for recruitment, training and career opportunities are qualification, skills, experience and performance to all its staff members.