As Director of Pastoral Studies the successful candidate will be responsible for the pastoral programme and for student placements in parishes and social contexts – e.g. hospitals, schools, prisons. Duties will include the development of placement opportunities, guidance and supervision of students on placement and some relevant teaching.
The successful candidate will be part of a team of three academic staff based at Lady Margaret House in central Cambridge close to the University of Cambridge Divinity Faculty and to the University Library, to which staff have access. Through the Cambridge Theological Federation the Institute’s staff and students are part of a large community whose concern and focus is the mission and ministry of the Christian Church. Most Federation students are training for ordained ministry but the Institute has created a very welcome focus within the Federation on lay discipleship and ministries.
As a member of the Federation we enjoy strong relationships with both universities in Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge, and we are currently developing links with Durham University for undergraduate awards. Information about the courses offered is available on this page of our website. The successful applicant will become an affiliated lecturer of the Divinity Faculty of the University of Cambridge and of the other universities as required.
The Institute is looking for an enthusiastic and effective communicator who is attracted to working in the particular context of the Institute and within the wider ecumenical Federation. She/he will share a commitment to the ethos of the Institute, centred on enabling women to develop theologically, to realise their potential and to be equipped for service to the Church in the world. An active interest in the Institute’s developing postgraduate research work at Masters and Doctoral level, including a very successful Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology, would also be an advantage.