Visiting Professor Program

COVID-19 has challenged travel, but it has also further expanded virtual interactions. The CTEWC Virtual Professor program promotes and supports opportunities for scholarly focused interactions among colleagues and institutions across the globe.

On the one hand, colleagues might manifest their interest and availability to:

  • offer an academic lecture (guest lecturer) on a chosen theme (for a course or a public event)
  • join a course to offer a more limited contribution (e.g., an interview)

On the other hand, institutions might request specific forms of interaction and collaboration (e.g., advice, consultation, lectures, panels, etc.).

Hence, these interactions can be fostered by colleagues (e.g., in their courses and various academic initiatives) as well as by academic institutions. Both represent examples that the CTEWC Virtual Professor program encourages.

These opportunities to interact will benefit scholars from the various countries, continents, and institutions. We encourage collaborations between the Global South, the Global North and the Global South, as well the West and the East.

On the CTEWC website, the information available regarding colleagues in our global network could facilitate direct contact between colleagues, inviting other colleagues for virtual collaborations (see )

Finally, to support the CTEWC Virtual Professor program and to facilitate these interactions and collaborations, we are ready to help in any possible way (please contact Andrea Vicini, SJ:

We invite your response.

Colleagues who are willing to volunteer their expertise:

  • Anne Achieng Ondigo (Kenya/USA) – available for lectures in social ethics and peace processes utilizing soft power.
  • Antonio Autiero, Professor Emeritus of Moral Theology at the University of Münster (Germany) – available for lectures on topics of fundamental moral theology (subject – conscience – norm) and applied ethics, in the field of ethics of affective relationships. CV and list of publications available here.
  • María Isabel Gil Espinosa, profesora de Teología moral, Facultad de Teología de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia) – Estoy disponible para conferencias sobre: Teología moral fundamental, Teología moral social, Teología moral sexual, y sobre temas de Bioética. Para consultar Cvlac.
  • James McTavish (Scotland/Philippines) – available for occasional scheduled lectures in selected topics from fundamental moral, morality & spirituality, bioethics and sexual ethics. Please see lists of ‘Presentations’ and ‘Publications’ on his CV for specific interests.
  • Anthonia Bolanle Ojo (Nigeria) – available for lectures on Catholic Social Teaching, Ecological Ethics, and Sexual Ethics, with particular interests listed on her CV.

The CTEWC Visiting Professor program is open to receiving applications from academic institutions that are interested in offering a CTEWC Visiting Professor opportunity to scholars from other countries and continents. We encourage interactions between the Global South, the Global North and the Global South, as well the West and the East.

The hosting institutions will welcome theological ethicists for a period of one to five months for collaborative research or teaching. To specify the characteristics of the Visiting Professor opportunity that is offered, we ask the host institution to fill out this form.

All prospective host institutions for visiting professors must e-mail their application form to Andrea Vicini, SJ, (

Further information for prospective visiting professors will follow shortly.