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"Aurel Vlaicu" University
of Arad

Dr. Cristinel IOJA, Associate Professor





Ap. 2, bl. V3, Sc. B, no. 9-13, 6 Vanatori Street, Arad (Romania)

0745.541897    0257.285855

Sex Male | Date of birth 09/03/1974 | Nationality Romanian





2012 – Present

President of the Senate

"Aurel Vlaicu" University, Arad (Romania)

Presiding the meeting of the Senate


2009 – Present

Associate Professor

"Aurel Vlaicu" University, Arad (Romania)

Courses of orthodox dogmatic theology and research


2006 – 2009

Assistant professor

"Aurel Vlaicu" University, Arad (Romania)

Courses of orthodox dogmatic theology and research


2002 – 2006

Junior teaching assistant and Assistant lecturer

"Aurel Vlaicu" University, Arad (Romania)

Teaching seminars and research


1999 – 2002


Arad Education Board, Arad (Romania)

Teaching religion





2002 – 2007

Doctor in Theology

EQF level 8

University of Bucharest, Bucharest (Romania)

Reason and Mystic in Orthodox Theology


1999 – 2000

Master of Theology

EQF level 7

"Aurel Vlaicu" University, Arad (Romania)

Dogmatic Theology, Moral Theology, Missiology and Ecumenism


1995 – 1999

Bachelor of Theology

EQF level 6

"Aurel Vlaicu" University, Arad (Romania)

Biblical, Historical, Practical and Systematic Theology


1990 – 1995

High school graduate

EQF level 4

"Ioan Popasu" Seminary High School, Caransebes (Romania)

Romanian language and literature, Math, Physics, Biblical Study, History of the Church, Church Music





Mother tongue(s)




Other language(s)






Spoken interaction

Spoken production









Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


Communication skills

Talkative and sociable, teaching and pedagogic qualities, good speaker


Organisational / managerial skills

Good manager and coordinator, team spirit


Job-related skills

Managerial and strategical abilities


Computer skills

Microsoft Word







- 8 books published as author and co-author (the theology field) and university courses
- 51 research studies published in specialized magazines and volumes
- Over 100 articles published in the weekly newspaper : The Way of Salvation (Arad)
The Light (Bucharest), The Resurrection (Timisoara), The Light (Arad), on various subjects: doctrine, mission, theology and culture, theology and secularisation



- 1996-1998 - President of A.S.C.O.R. Arad, organizing a series of conferences with orthodox personalities; editor of ‘The Light’ magazine and setting up the icons workshop and library of ASCOR Arad.
- 2007-present - member & co-founder of IADOT (International Association of Orthodox Dogmatist Theologians) reuniting some of the best specialists in Orthodox Dogmatic Theology worldwide.



• Member of a "Leonardo Da Vinci" international research grant, "Training of Trainers in
missiological and ecumenical studies", registration number Ro/2005/95172/Ex, accessed by "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, Faculty of Theology "Andrei Saguna "- 2006 (first Romanian Orthodox Theology international grant / research stage at Oslo-Norway).
• Director / Coordinator - Grant Agreement No. 567a (
11/05/2009)/ Arad County Cultural Center - Committee activities and cultural events. Student Scientific Symposium and Master "Cappadocian Fathers" 12 to 14 May 2009.
• Member in HRD project no. 2/1.2/S/2 - "Development of an operational system of higher education qualifications in
Romania - DOCIS". Project co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Sectorial Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013, Timisoara 18 to 19 March 2010.


Editorial membership

Member of Journal editorial committees:
• Member of the editorial staff of the quarterly magazine Teologia (from 2004-2011), the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Arad, ISSN 1453-4789; the journal is recognized by CNCS (National Council of Scientific Research); editor in chief of this magazine from 2011, gaining admission of the journal in B category.
• Member of the editorial team and editorial secretary (since 2005) of the Path to Salvation, the weekly newspaper of the Orthodox Faculty of Arad, ISSN 1582-1951
Member of the editorial committee of manuals
• Orthodox Apologetics, edited by the Romanian Patriarchate (the project is underway from 2012)
• Orthodox Dogmatic Theology, edited by the Romanian Patriarchate (the project is underway from 2012)


Coordinator/Member of the Editorial Board - volumes of studies, proceedings of national and international conferences

• The international symposium volume "Schism of 1054. Ecclesiological, historical and ecumenical considerations, "organized by the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University" Aurel Vlaicu "Arad, 17 - 18 May 2004, "Aurel Vlaicu" University, ISSN 1453-4789, Arad, 2004, 400 P.
• The international symposium volume "The presence of churches in a united Europe. A new
dimension of ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue ", "Aurel Vlaicu" University , ISBN :973-752-021-1, Arad, 19 - 20 May 2005, 377 p
• The national symposium volume "History and Spirituality of the Orthodox Diocese 1706-2006 Arad" ISBN (10) 973-7650 -44 to 1, ISBN (13) 978-973-7650-44-3, Arad, 2006, 421 p
• The national symposium volume "Orthodox Dogmatic Theology at the beginning of the third millennium. Dogmatist contributions in Arad: accents, problems, perspectives ", Gutenberg Publishing, ISBN 973-7776-47-X, Arad, 2006, 436 p
• The volume of the Historic Centre of Theological Studies and Pastoral-Missionary Prognosis of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Arad, entitled "Orthodoxy and globalization. Local relationship-universal relevance in today's Europe ", ISBN (10) 973-7650-45-X, ISBN (13) 978-973-7650-45-0, Arad, 2006, 483 p
• The volume of the international symposium "Accents & Perspectives of Orthodox Dogmatic Theology as part of the Church Mission in Today's World", "Aurel Vlaicu" University Arad, ISBN :978-973-752-207-8, Arad, 2007, 327 p
• The volume of the Historic Centre of Theological Studies and Pastoral-Missionary Prognosis of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Arad, entitled "Theology of the icon and its challenges in the contemporary world" "Aurel Vlaicu" University, Arad, ISBN 978-973-752 -304 to 4, Arad 2008, 277 p
• The volume "Homage to Father Prof Dr. Dumitru Popescu at the age of 80 years",
"Aurel Vlaicu" University , Arad, ISBN 978-973-752-373-0, Arad, 2009, 535 p
• The volume "Tradition and Dogma: What kind of Dogmatic Theology do we propose for nowadays?" the Orthodox Dogmatic Theology Symposium, Arad 11-13 June 2009, (eds.) Ioan Tulcan, Cristinel Ioja, Michel Stavrou, Peter Bouteneff, "Aurel Vlaicu" University Arad, 2009, 375 p
• The volume "Homage to Prof. Dr. Ion Bria (1929-2002). The reception of his theological thinking an its relevance for the overcoming of the ecumenical and missionary deadlock ", The
International Symposium 25-26 February Arad Publishing "Aurel Vlaicu" University Arad, 2009, 350 p
• The volume "The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed. Expression of the One and undivided Church Faith. History, Doctrine and Spirituality ", "Aurel Vlaicu" University Arad, "ISBN 978-973-752-546-8, The International Symposium Arad, 2011, 591 p
• The volume "Theology as ecclesial vocation, pastoral-missionary and academic dimension" Astra Museum Publishing, ISBN 978-973-8993-73-0, Sibiu, 2012, 551 p
• The volume "The Function and the Limits of Reason in Dogmatic Theology" IAODT Third
International Symposium, Thessaloniki, 23-26 June 2011, Publisher Astra Museum, ISBN 978-973-8993-74-7, Sibiu, 352 p.


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