Associate Director, Louisville Institute

The Louisville Institute seeks applications to fill the position of Associate Director with a start date of July 1, 2021. The Louisville Institute (LI), funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. (LEI), awards research grants and fellowships to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices, and movements promoting scholarship that contributes to the flourishing of church, academy, and wider society in North America.

As part of a team, the Associate Director provides administrative leadership to Institute research grant programs (Pastoral Study Project grants, Project Grant for Researchers, Sabbatical Grant for Researchers, First Book Grant for Scholars of Color), as well as advocates for pastors and other ministry practitioners in the research work of the Louisville Institute in the fulfillment of the mission of the Louisville Institute.






An Associate Director with a terminal degree will have opportunities to teach at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The commitments of the Louisville Institute to generate knowledge, communicate insights, and nurture practices that help to foster and sustain human flourishing melds well with the commitments of Louisville Seminary. Louisville Seminary welcomes LI faculty to share their gifts with the wider Seminary community.


A complete application will include:

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications can be submitted electronically to:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by February 8, 2021 are assured full consideration.

The Associate Director is an employee of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary d/b/a Louisville Institute. With recommendation from the Institute’s Advisory Board, and upon nomination by the Executive Director, the Associate Director of the Louisville Institute is appointed by the President of Louisville Seminary.

Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.