Visiting Professor Program

The CTEWC Visiting Professor program is open to application from any theological ethicist who wishes to teach/team-teach and engage in collaborative research work for a period of one to five months in a theological institution in another country. In the past, institutions in Nairobi-Kenya, Bangalore-India, and Manila-Philippines, hosted the visiting professor who can teach in English. The CTEWC would cover the cost of the airfare. The visiting professor would not get remunerated but her or his board and lodging and basic health needs will be taken care of by the host institution.

All prospective visiting professors must e-mail their application form as well as Curriculum Vitae to Andrea Vicini, SJ, ( and the Site coordinator in the preferred host country/ies.

India – Shaji George Kochuthara, CMI,

Ivory Coast – Bienvenue Mayemba, SJ,

Kenya – Elias Omondi, SJ,

Philippines – Agnes M. Brazal,

Application forms should be submitted at least seven months before the beginning of the semester/term in the host country. Below is the school calendar in the host countries:

India (Dharmaram College, Bangalore):

  • 1st semester, 1st week of June to last week of September;
  • 2nd semester, last week of October or 1st week of November to last week of February

Ivory Coast (Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus, Abidjan)

  • 1st semester, mid-September through end of January
  • 2nd semester, early February through mid June
  • Summer, sabbatical and research time available

Kenya (Hekima University College, Nairobi):

  • 1st semester, 3rd week of August to 3rd week December;
  • 2nd semester, 1st week of January to 3rd week May

Philippines (Loyola School of Theology, Manila; other Asians preferred and Mandatum for local bishop required)):

  • 1st semester: 3rd week of August to 2nd week of December
  • 2nd semester: 3rd week of January to 3rd week of May


The Theology and Religious Education Department is available to host a Visiting Scholar/Professor every term, subject to the approval of the University. A Visiting [Full] Professor can stay for a few days and not a full month, if she or he desires.

Philippines (De la Salle University):

  • Term 1: 3rd week of September to 3rd week of December
  • Term 2: 2nd week of January to 3rd week of April
  • Term 3: 3rd week of May to 3rd week of August


Because of their Asian Theology Programme, LST would benefit from the presence of other Asian scholars. A mandatum from the local bishop is also required from the candidate.

It is the responsibility of the contact person in the site of first choice to immediately inform both the applicant and the contact in the site of second choice if the first site cannot accommodate the applicant. The applicant will receive a confirmation from the coordinator of the receiving institution/country within one month of the application. Once an agreement is reached, the applicant and site coordinator inform Andrea Vicini, SJ who will issue the check for the flight fare.

Applicants are responsible for securing visas for entry into the host country, if one is needed.


We are interested in offering a larger selection of locations from each continent. In the coming months, further information will be provided as soon as it will be available.

These are the current locations that are available.


Ivory Coast

Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus

(Jesuit Institute of Theology)

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus is ready and willing to welcome and host any CTEWC recommended and/sponsored international visiting scholars (professors and/or researchers).

The Institut would happily support their accommodation (housing and food), their basic health needs, and provide them with working spaces while they would be teaching and/or doing research in the Institut.

They would be provided with air-conditioned single bedrooms (bathroom, toilet, hot water, filtered water, and tap water included), library and internet access cards, laundry machines service and Jesuit residents’ shuttle mini-van ride to the nearest major train station. A 24h/24h Wifi is available as well as a good library (the best library in the West African region).

A spouse is invited to stay with the visiting professor, especially for those planning a short term stay (with the understanding that an extra twin bed would be provided, as we have no double beds).  For those who would be planning to stay for a semester or a year with their (non-teaching) spouses, we would deal with it case by case and we would discuss it with those involved as this would required an additional commitment from us.

The Institut is located in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast–a very intellectual, cultural and religious city, whose dynamism and vibrant life rhythm makes it the most attractive city of West Africa and of Francophone Africa. The Institut is in one of the new and fast-growing suburbs of such an appealing city.

The CTEWC Visiting Professor would be part of our newly established Fabien Eboussi International Visiting Professor and Researcher Program, which is a branch of our newly inaugurated international office, the International Network and Global Partnership. The active participation of the Visiting Professors to the life and activities of the Institut would grant them the status of International Associate Researchers in the Center for African Studies and Intercultural Dialogue.


Hekima University College, Nairobi, Kenya

Previous scholars:

  • 2015, Joseph Selling (Belgium)



Dharmaram College, Bangalore, India

Future Scholars:

  • Mary Jo Iozzio (June-August 2020)
  • James F. Keenan, SJ (June-August 2021)

Loyola School of Theology, Manila, Philippines

Previous Scholars:

  • 2015, Gustavo Irrazabal (Argentina)


Visiting Professors with a mandatum can apply.

De la Salle University/Saint Vincent School of Theology

Previous scholars:

  • 2015, Patricia Beattie Jung and Shannon Jung (USA)

De la Salle University

Previous Visiting Professor:

  • 2016, Jan Jans (Netherlands)


The Theology and Religious Education Department is available to host a Visiting Professor every other year, subject to the approval of the University.

July 9, 2019