Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Isolde Karle

Born 22 August 1963 in Schwäbisch Hall, married, two children
1984–1992 Studies in Protestant Theology at Tübingen, Cambridge (Massachusetts/USA, on Fulbright Scholarship), and Münster
1992 First church exam in Tübingen
1992–1995 Research assistant at the Institute for Practical Theology, University of Kiel (Christian-Albrechts-Universität)
1996 Doctorate, dissertation title: “Pastoral care in the modern world: A critical review of psychoanalytically oriented pastoral care theory” (summa cum laude); First assessor: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schmidt-Rost; Second assessor: Prof. Dr. Reiner Preul; Faculty prize
1995–1997 Vicar in Reutlingen-Betzingen (Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg); 1997, second church exam and ordination
1997/1998 Pastor (without tenure) in Bad Friedrichshall
1998–2000 Postdoctoral grant from the German Research Foundation
2000 Postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation), Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität), with the thesis “Pastoral ministry as a profession: A vocational theory in the context of modern society”. Assessors: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schmidt-Rost, Prof. Dr. Eberhard Hauschildt, Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart (Seminar for Sociology)
2000/01 Pastor in Stuttgart
Since 13th November 2001 Professor for Practical Theology, with special emphasis on Homiletics, Liturgics and Poimenics, at the Ruhr University, Bochum
2003–2009 Member of Specialist Commission I (Pastoral ministry study programme) of the Joint Commission of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)
Since 2003 University Preacher at the Ruhr University, Bochum
2006–2009 On the Advisory Committee for Higher Education of the EKD
2009–2011 Dean of the Faculty of Protestant Theology of the Ruhr University, Bochum
2011–2013 Vice dean
2014/2015 Offered the Chair of Practical Theology with the priorities Homiletics and Cybernetics at the Theological Faculty of the Humboldt- University, Berlin (as successor to Wilhelm Gräb)
2015-2019 Member to the Presidential Assembly of the German Protestant Kirchentag
Since 2015 Director of the newly founded Institute for Religion and Society
2015-2021 Appointment Commissioner of the Ruhr University Bochum
Since 2016 Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Vienna
Since 2016 Member of the Directorate of Gender Studies
2017-2021 Member of the Board of the Women Professors Forum
2017-2021 Member of the Standing Conference for Pastoral Care in the EKD
2019-2021 Member of an advisory board of Prime Minister Kretschmann
Since 2021 Vice-Rector for Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Development
Associations Member of the Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Theologie e. V. (WGTh: Academic Association for Theology)

Member of the International Academy of Practical Theology

Member of Societas Homiletica

Memeber of the Rudolf-Bultmann-Gesellschaft für Hermeneutische Theologie e. V. (Rudolf-Bultmann-Association for Hermeneutical Theology)
Editorial Boards Joint editor of the magazine “Zeitzeichen”

Joint editor of the journal “Evangelische Theologie” (EvTh: Protestant Theology)

Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the journal “Spiritual Care – Journal for Spirituality in the Health Professions”
Consultant Activities for the journal “Evangelische Theologie”

for the journal “Spiritual Care”

for the German Research Foundation

for the Fritz Thyssen Foundation