Internationale Hochschule Liebenzell is a private University
of Applied Sciences existing in the tradition of
Lutheran Reformation, Wurttemberg Pietism, and
world mission. In its confession of faith the IHL is committed
to the Holy Bible as a „true, precise preaching
of the Holy Spirit“ (Confessio Virtembergica from 1552), the creeds of the Old
Church and the Lutheran Reformation, as well as the Lausanne Covenant. The IHL
is committed to world mission.
It provides a holistic concept of studying through academic and applied teaching.
IHL especially focuses on educating personalities who are able to spread the Gospel
theologically responsible, in an evangelistically inviting way, culturally sensitive
and authentically in various contexts at home and abroad. Therefore, IHL understands
itself as a fellowship of students and faculty in faith, life, and learning.
From September 2017 on, a position for a
Professor of Practical Theology (full-time)
with an emphasis in church planting in a context of cultural diversity
will be open. The professor will have to teach classes and seminars in the
following academic programs: „B.A. Evangelische Theologie,“ „B.A. Theologie/
Soziale Arbeit im interkulturellen Kontext,“ „B.A. Theologie/
Pädagogik im interkulturellen Kontext,“ and „M.A. Evangelische Theologie.“
IHL expects well-grounded academic knowledge in the entire discipline of
practical theology, especially in church planting in an intercultural context,
church leadership, and new forms of church (FreshX). Applied experience
in church leadership and in teaching is expected. According to §47 LHG of
the State of Baden-Wurttemberg, pre-conditions for applying are having a
doctorate, 5 years of job experience, and proof of the ability to teach in an
In addition, it is expected that the professor will involve him-/herself with
own research projects which critically accompany and advice the international
work of the Liebenzell Mission. Furthermore, the professor shall involve
him-/herself in the to-be-established IHL research institute, and to
commit to the general concept of IHL. The professor is expected to move
into the region and participate in academic self-governance. Next to the
academic qualifications, there is also the condition of identifying with the
confession of faith and the preamble of the Primary Statute of IHL
), and the condition of being a
member of a Protestant Church.
The salary is according to the internal pay scale. The application deadline
is January 31, 2017.
IHL wants to increase the number of women in the faculty and therefore
encourages women to apply. In the case of the same qualifications, disabled
applicants will be preferred.
Internationale Hochschule Liebenzell
Prof. Dr. Volker Gäckle, Rektor
Heinrich-Coerper-Weg 11, 75378 Bad Liebenzell, Germany
Phone: +49-7052-17-298 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org