Wicking Chair/Associate Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology
- Full time, Fixed Term (up to 5 years)
- Level D – up to $124,341 to $136,984 p.a. (Plus 17% Superannuation)
- Level E – up to $160,169 p.a. (Plus 17% Superannuation)
The University, in partnership with St Mark’s National Theological Centre, seeks an inspiring and accomplished researcher to fill the newly established position of Wicking Chair/Associate Professor, and concurrently lead the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies (CAPS) as Director. CAPS was established within St Mark’s National Theological Centre to support research, education and policy development in pastoral studies, ageing and related ethical issues. It seeks to examine the process of ageing within the context of meaning in life and well-being.
The School of Theology at the University operates under an Agreement between the University, St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra (St Mark’s) and the United Theological College, Sydney (UTC). It combines undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education alongside opportunities for exploration of Christian vocation and ministry, making it distinctive within the Australian context.
This is a strategic appointment and an opportunity to take a leadership role in this relatively new field of practice and enquiry. The successful applicant will bring an outstanding record of scholarship, research and publication to the position. The appointee will conduct and cultivate quality research, work to ensure research outcomes translate into practice and strengthen links with like-minded organisations, both nationally and internationally. As the Director of CAPS the appointee will take overall responsibility for the operation of the Centre and will advance the vision and goals of the Centre through excellence in research, scholarship, education and advocacy. The Wicking Chair/Associate Professor would also work in cooperation with the University’s Research Centre in Public and Contextual Theology (PACT).
Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria listed in the position description.
Applications close: 11 November 2014