Internationale Hochschule Liebenzell is a accredited private
Christian University of Applied Sciences combining an academic
focus with a strong emphasis on application and practice upholding
the tradition of the Lutheran Reformation, Wuerttemberg Pietism,
and world mission. In its confession of faith the IHL is committed to
the Christian Bible which is understood as a „true, precise preaching
of the Holy Spirit“ (Confessio Virtembergica, 1552), the creeds of the
Early Church and the Lutheran Reformation, as well as the
Lausanne Covenant. The IHL is committed to world mission.
IHL provides a holistic concept of study through academic and
applied teaching. IHL focuses on building up individuals who will be
able to spread the Gospel in various contexts at home and abroad
with a missionary heart as well as with a theologically sound understanding,
which is culturally sensitive and personally authentic.
Therefore, IHL understands itself as a fellowship of students and faculty
in faith, life, and learning.
The IHL will establish the position of a
Old Testament Studies (100%)
and seeks to fill the position beginning September 2022. The
successful candidate will teach classes and seminars in the following
five academic programs: “B.A. Evangelische Theologie”, “B.A. Theologie/
Pädagogik im interkulturellen Kontext”, “B.A. Theologie/Soziale
Arbeit im interkulturellen Kontext”, “M.A. Evangelische Theologie”,
and “M.A. Theologie – Gemeinde – Weltchristenheit.” IHL expects
well-grounded and internationally recognized academic scholarship in
Old Testament History and Theology, and preferably an adjacent field
(e.g. Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Semitic Languages), international
research collaboration and organisation, and experience of teaching
in a range of contexts, as well as a fluency in English and German.
The applicant should be able to strengthen the research performance
According to §47 LHG of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg,
applicants must have a doctoral degree, 5 years of occupational experience
(3 of 5 years outside of the academic realm), and the ability
to teach in an educational setting.
In addition, the successful candidate will involve him-/herself in research
projects which strengthen the mission of the IHL and
contribute to the wider academic and ecclesial discourse. Moreover,
he/she will actively participate in the academic self-governance of the
IHL. Besides academic qualifications, all faculty members must
identify with the confession of faith and the preamble of the Primary
Statute of IHL (https://www.ihl.eu/hochschule/profil/praeambel/), and
be a member of a Protestant denomination.
The salary will be according to the internal salary scale.
The application deadline is September 30th, 2021.
IHL wants to increase the number of women in the faculty and therefore
encourages women to apply.
Equally qualified disabled applicants will be preferred.
Internationale Hochschule Liebenzell
Prof. Dr. Volker Gäckle, Rektor
75378 Bad Liebenzell
Phone: +49 7052 17 7298