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Faculty Mission Liaison 

As a part-time member of the Office of Mission and Identity, The new Faculty Mission Liaison is a tenured faculty member who will help support teaching, research, and service excellence among the faculty in light of the University's Jesuit, Catholic Mission. The position begins in the fall semester of 2023 and is renewable annually for up to three years.  

The Liaison will assist the Vice President for Mission and Identity by recruiting faculty for existing local, regional, and national programs and by providing creative leadership for mission-related professional development opportunities for faculty.

As the inaugural holder of this position, the first Liaison will also help develop the office in light of the needs and interests of faculty and the current strategic priorities of the University.  The following are anticipated sets of responsibilities that may be adjusted as the position develops


-Assist with New Faculty Orientations and Seminar -Recruit and support faculty for local, regional, and national programs such as faculty retreats, Collegium, Ignatian Colleagues Program, etc. -Recruit and support faculty to utilize faculty development funds and course development grants for mission -Help design, coordinate, and deliver faculty seminars on inclusive teaching and learning in the Ignatian tradition -Foster a sense of community and belonging among faculty  -Collaborate with other offices to facilitate faculty and program development


-Tenured faculty member -Demonstrated commitment to JCU's Jesuit Catholic mission -Familiarity with Ignatian pedagogy/teaching and learning in the Ignatian tradition and a willingness to do faculty development in this area -Sensitivity toward--and comfort with--teaching in a religiously pluralistic campus community -Innovative leadership and effective communication skills --Interest in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, preferred

Compensation and Support

-$3000 per semester with an optional summer stipend -Support to attend professional development opportunities related to the mission and Ignatian pedagogy -Administrative support for programming and recruiting efforts -Financial support to fund a student intern (optional) -Program materials


Application Process

Please submit the following via email to Edward Peck ( by April 28, 2023. Include "Faculty Mission Liaison" as the subject line:

-A current CV

-A 1-2 page letter outlining your interest, qualifications, and possible areas of focus for the work

-Applicants are encouraged to have a preliminary conversation with their department chair. Finalists will need to secure a brief letter of support from their chair.

Applications will be reviewed by a faculty panel. The panel and VP for Mission will interview finalists by the end of May to appoint the liaison by May 31.