The North American Academy of Liturgy maintains a list of current job postings that may be of interest to our members. If you would like to list an open position in liturgical studies, liturgical ministry, liturgical music, or homiletics, please complete this request form.
Liturgy Training Publications
Liturgy Training Publications is seeking an Editor and Liturgical Training Consultant to research, analyze and collaborate on new ideas and products for LTP. This individual must have a strong background in Catholic liturgy and catechesis, with a broad knowledge of the current Catholic marketplace.
The candidate will serve as a resource to other editors and the marketing department by identifying potential authors and strengthening relationships with worship offices and other diocesan offices to determine their needs.
This position will represent LTP by presenting workshops and other presentations that tie to the resources offered by LTP. The candidate will work closely with the Media and Events Department in the development of new offerings.
As an editor, this position will have the opportunity to edit manuscripts and ancillary products, following the standards and guidelines set by LTP. This position is a member of the Editorial team, working with the team to achieve department goals.
Our organizational culture is a great fit for individuals that believe in our mission and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. We value accountability, respect and support of each other to reach our goals. As an agency of the Archdiocese of Chicago, we offer outstanding health, paid time off and retirement benefits with a recognition of the need to balance work and life. This position is located at our office in Chicago.
Experience Required: A Master’s degree in Divinity or Liturgy along with experience working with the areas of catechesis and liturgy. Public speaking and experience creating and presenting workshops. Editorial experience in preparing manuscripts for submission.
Additional Requirements: A knowledge of current issues related to Catholic liturgy and catechesis. Strong written and verbal skills and the ability to communicate with others to develop and new products. Weekend and evening availability to participate in workshops and represent the organization. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. Bilingual is a plus
Instructions for Applicants
If you would like to be considered, please submit:
- a cover letter describing the reasons for your interest and how your experience would benefit the organization,
- a current resume,
- three professional references, including job title, phone number, and email address
to firstname.lastname@example.org, 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609, or FAX 773-579-4929.
Please include “Editor and Liturgical Training Consultant position” in the subject or attention line.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Practical Theology (Assistant or Associate Rank)
The person appointed to this position will be based in Charlotte and will teach courses on both the Charlotte and Richmond campuses, as well as across all degree programs and platforms, and through in-person, hybrid, and distance formats. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated competence in pastoral/spiritual care, worship, or preaching, and will offer courses that meet core requirements and electives in areas of professional interest. Preference will be given to applicants with leadership experience in congregations, non-parish ministries, and/or non-profit settings.
A candidate with experience and competence in leading congregations and non-parish contexts will be particularly suited for this faculty position, and is expected to be committed to teaching through engagement with contextual pedagogies and reflective practice. The candidate will be expected to make significant scholarly contributions to the field through participation in appropriate academic guilds, as well as research and writing for multiple publics. The new faculty member will have academic advising responsibilities and collaborate with departmental colleagues for new course development and program assessment. In addition, this person will be actively involved in the work of our Centers—Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation; Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership; Syngman Rhee Global Mission Center for Christian Education—while serving as a seminary resource to congregations, denominational entities, and other relevant public institutions.
- A Ph.D. or comparable degree in practical theology, with competence to teach in pastoral or spiritual care, liturgics, or homiletics
- Demonstrated competence in leading congregations, chaplaincy, clinical pastoral counseling, non-parish ministry contexts, community organizing, non-profit and NGO work, and/or other forms of non-parish work as integral to the ministry of the church
- Conversance in current theories and scholarship in practical theology, organizational leadership, community organizing, social change, and public theology
- Engagement in scholarly practices that affirm diversity in an intercultural and religiously plural world
- Experience in graduate-level teaching
- Digital literacy and experience with technology-based teaching and learning
- Commitment to theological education that values diversity and the life and witness of the church in an intercultural, religiously plural world
- Appreciation for the theology, polity, and practices of Reformed traditions, especially the Presbyterian Church (USA)
About Union Presbyterian Seminary
Mission Statement: Union Presbyterian Seminary equips people in the ways of Jesus to witness, teach, and live into the movement of God’s Reign through their ministry in the church and world—a sacred vocation that requires deep learning, commitment to service, and an ability to read cultures and circumstances in the light of the rich resources of Scripture and theological tradition.
Union Presbyterian Seminary is a graduate educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an EO/AA employer committed to increasing the gender, racial-ethnic, and international and cultural diversity in its faculty and student body. Therefore, candidates of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply as the seminary strives to increase the diversity of its faculty to achieve its strategic goals.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2022
Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references, should be addressed to Richard Boyce, Vice President and Academic Dean, Charlotte Campus, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 5141 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210, email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on Nov 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
***Due to a technical difficulty, some applications might not have been received via email. We are asking anyone who submitted application materials to please re-submit their materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara University’s Campus Ministry Office is seeking a new Director of Liturgy and Music. This is a full-time, 12 month position reporting to the Director of Campus Ministry. This position is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and assessment/evaluation of university liturgies as well as recruiting, training, and supervising student liturgical ministers. In addition, the Director is responsible for the oversight and execution of liturgical music and for recruiting individuals to serve as cantors or members of liturgical choirs, and for directing or overseeing the direction of the choirs.
Review of Applications will begin on October 15, 2021
Questions can be directed to the Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Alison Benders at email@example.com.
Samford University’s Division of Music invites applicants interested in serving in a Christian
university environment to apply for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Worship
Leadership (9-month, Tenure-Track) to begin August 2022.
Qualified candidates will have earned a master’s degree in the discipline of music or worship
and gained professional experience. Demonstrated experience as a worship leader and church
musician in an array of musical styles, worship programming, and ministry leadership in the
local church is required. A master’s degree in a related discipline such as theology or ministry
may be considered with exceptional professional experience in congregational worship
ministry. A terminal degree in music or worship and robust experience in congregational
worship ministry is preferred.
The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for recruiting, training, and retaining
undergraduate and graduate students for worship leadership programs. Responsibilities include
leading worship-related music ensembles, recruiting and mentoring students, guiding program
and curricula development, collaborating with Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts, and
teaching courses in the area of worship leadership. The candidate will focus on growing a
program that integrates both current practice and theory in worship leadership. Additional
responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following areas based on candidate
strengths and university need: ensemble directing and coaching; worship technology,
commercial music, and live sound design; songwriting; recording arts management; applied
performance instruction; pastoral leadership and practice; or other work in the creative and
worship arts. Faculty are expected to engage in nationally-recognized creative professional
practice or other forms of scholarship in the evolving field of twenty-first century music.
A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students
and colleagues is expected.
Application Deadline: 10/31/2021
Please submit all applications digitally by sending one PDF file that includes: a letter of
interest, a complete curriculum vitae, links to professional work, an Application for Faculty
Position and the Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement.
Additionally, please submit three letters of recommendation directly from the
recommender. The subject line of the recommendation letters should include: “LAST
NAME, FIRST NAME – Music and Worship Search.”
Please submit all materials in PDF format (except recommendation letters that are sent
separately by recommenders as indicated) to:
Subject: Music and Worship Search
For Questions about the position contact:
Dr. Emily Snider Andrews, Search Committee Chair
School of the Arts, Division of Music
Salary and rank are dependent upon academic qualifications and previous academic and
practitioner experiences. Applications will be accepted beginning September 2, 2021 and will
continue through October 31, 2021. Review of applications will begin October 1,
2021. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor
any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the School of the Arts embrace
diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would
add to the diversity of our academic community.
About Samford University and Birmingham, Alabama
The School of the Arts is a community of artists working together in music, theatre and dance, and
visual arts and design. The Division of Music, accredited by the National Association of Schools
of Music since 1956, offers the following degrees: bachelor of music (performance, music and
worship, composition), bachelor of music education (vocal-choral, instrumental), bachelor of arts
in music, bachelor of science in music, master of music (church music, piano performance and
pedagogy, vocal performance, instrumental performance) and master of music education (vocalchoral, instrumental). For more information, please go to samford.edu/arts/.
The vibrant arts scene in metropolitan Birmingham includes the Alabama Symphony Orchestra,
Birmingham Chamber Music Society, Opera Birmingham, Alabama Ballet, Birmingham Museum
of Art, several theatre companies and numerous choral ensembles. The School of the Arts enjoys
partnerships with many of these entities.
Samford University (www.samford.edu) is the largest privately supported and fully accredited
institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University
was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing
44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics,
affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street
Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal
Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability.
The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian
setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.
Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not
unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age
in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions
policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian
mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).
Oblate School of Theology
San Antonio, TX
Oblate School of Theology, a Roman Catholic school of Theology and Ministry serving the
Southwest United States, seeks a Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology with a
preferred start date of August 2022. Rank and sub-specialization are open. The course load is 2-
The candidate should possess a firm commitment to the Catholic sacramental and liturgical
tradition that is both attentive and responsive to the complex cultural and pastoral challenges
confronting the Church as it proclaims the gospel. A robust research agenda in any of the subspecializations of liturgical and sacramental theology is expected. The ideal candidate will be
attentive to the diverse pastoral and liturgical needs of the Church and will be prepared to teach a
sequence of masters-level courses in Christian Initiation, Eucharist, and Sacraments of Healing.
Qualified candidates may also teach in the doctoral program in Spirituality, teach the practicum
in presidential leadership at liturgy, or develop other electives.
The successful candidate will be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of
graduate professional theological education in an ecumenically diverse setting. She or he will
serve on faculty committees, advise and mentor students, and direct theses and dissertations for
the MA, DMin, and PhD programs.
Inspired by the charism of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Oblate School of
Theology educates, forms, and renews men and women to “preach the Gospel to the most
abandoned.” Established in 1903, OST is a vibrant and complex educational institution that
provides theological and ministerial leadership in both academic and professional degrees. Its
PhD program in Spirituality has grown exponentially in the ten years since its beginning. The
school is equally committed to the pastoral and theological education and formation of students
from eleven dioceses and five different religious orders who are studying for priesthood. Other
established programs include academic degrees such as the MA in Theology, the MA in
Spirituality, and the recently launched MA in Sacred Scripture. Professional programs include
the DMin, the MDiv, the MA in Pastoral Ministry, and the Maestría de Artes en Ministerio
Pastoral which is offered bilingually in Spanish and English. OST likewise resources the local
church with several vibrant lay certificate programs. Institutes such as the Sankofa Institute for
African American Pastoral Leadership, the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality,
and the Instituto de Formación Pastoral provide academic homes for students studying across the
Skills and Qualifications
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly research in the area of liturgical and
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of members of the school community.
- Demonstrated commitment to innovative pedagogy in diverse formats (hybrid, online,
- Interest in the predominately Hispanic cultural milieu of the church in the Southwestern
- Fluency in both Spanish and English is desirable.
Review of Applications will begin on 11/15/2021
To apply, please submit a C.V., a cover letter addressing your teaching and research interests,
and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. References will not be contacted until the
final stages of the process.
Yale Institute of Sacred Music, New Haven CT
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the related arts, invites applications for a post-doctoral associate position in Music and the Black Church. Alongside conducting their own research, the fellow assigned to the Institute’s interdisciplinary program in Music and the Black Church would be expected to contribute to this new initiative pedagogically, programmatically, and administratively, delivering one course and one symposium during each academic year, along with some student advising, participation in ISM academic gatherings, and other service. Implicit in the program’s title in an interest in various configurations of the relationship between music and the Black church: the genres of music most frequently performed by black Christian congregations, as well as the influence of the Black church on a host of idioms—confessional and commercial, American and global.
While the successful candidate should have well-formed interests and expertise in black sacred music, their PhD need not be in musicology, ethnomusicology, or music theory. Instead, they might have earned degrees in American studies, African American studies, religious studies, or theology.
Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, earned since 2018, in a relevant discipline, and should have strong potential as an instructor.
Applications for this position should be submitted as part of the Long-term ISM Fellowship program, which are due on October 15, 2021. When applying please note your interest for this specific postdoctoral position on the “Application” page in the online system. The anticipated start date for the fellowship is August 2022. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at https://ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows. For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at email@example.com.