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Summer Teaching Opportunity at Monmouth

Monmouth College seeks qualified applications for two Instructors for its Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth, a two-week residential program for high-school youth designed to provide young people with opportunities to engage pertinent topics in theological inquiry. Instructors will be responsible for daily classes in theology, ethics, or Bible in connection with the Lux Institute theme. Beyond the classroom students will also learn new modes of worship and spiritual practice, participate in service, experience interfaith activities, and explore their vocation.

The primary responsibility of the position centers upon teaching the daily seminar classes; instructors will also serve as mentors for the students and help with other aspects of the program. Instructors will work with Monmouth College faculty mentors to design and implement the course and will need to be onsite for a weekend workshop in the spring of 2020 (TBD), for three days prior to the Institute (June 11-13, 2020), and for the entirety of the Institute (June 14-28, 2020). The Institute offers a $2,000 stipend in addition to covering travel to and from the spring workshop and summer institute (in compliance with IRS regulations), and room and board on campus. This program is funded by a major grant that Monmouth has received from Lilly Endowment and is coordinated through the college’s Lux Center for Church and Religious Leadership. The theme for 2020 is A New Earth: Thinking Theologically About Environmental Justice. Additional information about the program can be found on the program website:

Desired qualifications:

  •  Master’s degree or equivalent. Advanced Ph.D. students in a relevant field (theology, ethics, biblical studies) preferred.


  • Design a two week course for high school youth
  • Teach an hour session each day of the two-week institute
  • Be part of the learning community throughout the institute
  • Attend a weekend workshop in the spring in order to be oriented to the program and begin the mentoring relationship with Monmouth College faculty
  • Supply reports and feedback for assessment of the program during and after the institute

Application process:
Please submit the following materials electronically to Michael McNall, Director of Personnel at by November 1, 2019:

  • A letter of application that expresses your interest for this program and outlines your strengths and qualifications.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include three references.


Read more here: Summer Institute Instructor Ad 2020