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Job Opening: Saint Martin's University

Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor & Chairperson, Dept. Religious Studies

Saint Martin's University, an independent, coeducational university located in western Washington, invites applications for a full-time position as advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, who also will serve as Chair in the Department of Religious Studies beginning August 2015. The position comes with tenure or a fast-track to tenure, depending on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in systematic theology from a regionally-accredited institution, with a preferred secondary area in social justice or Catholic women's movements. Candidates should have a strong publication history, be fully knowledgeable about the intellectual and pedagogical traditions of the Catholic Church, and be able to demonstrate pedagogical effectiveness in the classroom. Teaching is expected in major, Core Curriculum, and First Year Seminar courses. The Chair will collaborate with departmental colleagues to re-envision the major program and to promote familiarity with the university's Benedictine identity in the overall undergraduate experience. An ability to work with a broad array of colleagues in and out of the department is essential. Willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine tradition of Saint Martin's University is required.

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Job Opening: St. Joseph Seminary, Dunwoodie

Full-time Teaching Position in Sacred Scripture

St. Joseph Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, NY invites applications for a full-time teaching position in Sacred Scripture. Candidates should be willing to teach courses in both the Old and New Testaments and in biblical interpretation and theology. A doctoral degree is required (preferably a Doctorate from a Pontifical University) and some teaching experience preferred. Candidates should be informed by and able to teach within the Catholic tradition.

St. Joseph's is the Seminary of the Archdiocese of New York, forming and educating priests for the Archdiocese and the dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre, NY as well as other dioceses and religious orders. The Seminary also offers Master's level programs for the laity, religious, and deacon candidates on its main campus and its extension sites in Douglaston, NY and Huntington, NY.

A letter of applications, C.V., and names of three references should be sent to Fr. William Cleary, Chair of the Department of Sacred Scripture, St. Joseph Seminary, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Job Opening: Boston College

Tenure-track position in New Testament

The Ecclesiastical Faculty of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry seeks applications for a full-time, open-rank, tenure-track position in New Testament with appointment to begin in August of 2015.

Candidates should be prepared to teach courses appropriate for the Master of Divinity, as well as offerings for other theology and ministry students at the master's and doctoral levels concerning most or all of the following topics: Synoptic Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, John's Gospel and Johannine literature, the writings of Paul and the later Pauline writings, the Book of Revelation, and Christian Apocryphal Literature.
Candidates must be committed to core Catholic teachings and approach their teaching and research in an interdisciplinary way, with sensitivity to pastoral needs and cultural diversity. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong teaching and research ability, including the ability to contribute to the formation of Jesuits and other candidates approved for ordination studies, and of women and men for lay ecclesial ministries and for service rooted in faith. Applicants should also be willing and able to mentor and advise students writing theses and dissertations to fulfill degree requirements of the School of Theology and Ministry, particularly its M.Div., S.T.L., S.T.D., and M.T.S. programs.

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Job Opening: University of San Diego

Department Chair, Theology and Religious Studies

The UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO invites applications for the position of chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, to begin September 1, 2015. This appointment will be tenured at the rank of associate or full professor, contingent upon successful completion of the university tenure process. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly research with publications appropriate to senior faculty rank. Successful experience as department chair preferred.

The candidate for chair should be a theologian with a doctorate in one of the following areas of Catholic theology: historical theology, church history, systematic theology, theological ethics, or biblical studies. Candidates should have an extensive understanding and appreciation of the intellectual traditions of the Catholic Church, its social teaching, and their relationship to the university's mission. Candidates should hold tenure or its equivalent at their current institution. We seek a colleague who has a record of active and continuing research, proven excellence in teaching and advising students, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and university administrators. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, evidence of collaborative leadership, and a vision for the department's future are essential.

In addition to chair responsibilities, the candidate should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in his/her area of expertise. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda. Salary will be commensurate with experience and rank.

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Recent Job Openings

The following recent announcements of faculty or administrative positions may be of interest to CBA members:

  • St. Joseph, Dunwoodie [Yonkers, New York]:, Full-time Teaching Position in Sacred Scripture
  • Boston College: Full-time, open-rank, tenure-track position in New Testament
  • University of San Diego: Dept. Chair, Theology and Religious Studies

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