Part-Time Core Faculty


The Chaplaincy Institute (CHI), an interfaith seminary rooted in Berkeley, CA is seeking a member for its six-person team of core faculty to teach and provide curriculum oversight. All CHI faculty positions are part-time, non-benefited contractual agreements. CHI faculty receive compensation and arranged honoraria for classes taught in the classroom, classes taught online, and faculty meetings (3-4 annually), as well as serving as academic advisors and/or participating on core competency panel reviews for graduating seminarians and/or ordination candidates.

CHI is actively seeking greater diversity in its approach to spiritual care practice, interfaith and inter-spiritual orientation, and cultural inclusivity. CHI wishes to fill this position with an individual who can bring a historic, mystical, and alternative perspective, as well as an experiential learning approach to the formation and development of future interfaith chaplains, clergy, and care providers. Description for the currently open position is as follows:

Reports to:

Academic Dean

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Core Faculty: Prophetic Voice and Social Transformation

The CHI faculty member who oversees this curriculum thread will oversee an existing syllabus of classes which play an integral role in our foundational pedagogy. There is also room for original content creation and development. The individual holding this thread is expected to teach some, but not all classes, as inviting a wide range of perspectives and subject-area expertise is integral to our approach. To give a sense of what this curriculum thread has been, the titles of class which have been taught are:

o Intersectionality, Deep Culture, and Change Theory for Justice Settings
o Restorative Justice, Dialogue Circles
o Community & Movement Ministry
o Media Management
o Spiritual Care with the Trans-identified
o Tools for Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Spiritual Spaces

In addition to the curriculum thread, this faculty member works closely with our Deep Culture Committee to expand our understanding, learnings, and culture around inclusivity, accessibility, transparency, and appropriation. The Chaplaincy Institute is in a continued effort to understand its presenting culture and to make steps toward a deeper sense of radical welcome and inclusion.

Job Type:

Part-time, Hourly, Contracted


Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters of Divinity degree or equivalent is preferred.

Minimum 5 years’ experience teaching or equivalent subject area expertise.

Strong administrative and management skills.

Experience communicating well with people from across a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

Ability to meet multiple deadlines and respond to competing priorities.

Willingness to learn and support the Chaplaincy Institute Mission, Vision, and Values.

Knowledge of or ability to learn technology tools: Zoom, Moodle.

Commitment to supporting our Interfaith culture, which provides spiritual care to people of all faiths and of no particular faith.

To apply:

People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. In alignment with our first core value, Accessible Inclusion: We invite, respect and support all people who speak to love, dignity and justice. If you are excited about this role, but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply via email. Please send cover letter and resume or CV to: