Assistant Professor of New Testament
Oblate School of Theology invites applications for a faculty position in New Testament at the level of Assistant Professor, to start in August of 2017. The candidate will have a PhD and/or SSL in New Testament; although ABD candidates will be considered. A successful applicant will be familiar with, and able to teach a variety of critical approaches to Scripture, including historical critical, narrative and sociological criticism. He or she will have a thorough knowledge of NT Greek and at least one other modern research language. In addition, the candidate will be thoroughly familiar with Roman Catholic teaching on the interpretation of Scripture. She or he will teach foundational and elective courses at the master's level, as well as courses and workshops in continuing education and community outreach programs.
Background: Oblate School of Theology, founded and sponsored by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is a Catholic graduate and professional school which provides education for the church's mission and ministry in the world. The institution prepares persons for pastoral ministry through academic study and supervised practice. Through degree and certificate programs the School strives to educate and form candidates for priestly ministry as well as lay ministries. The pastoral orientation of the School requires practical and reflective engagement with the multi-cultural, global reality of church and society. Drawing upon Oblate School of Theology's location and historical dedication to the Mexican-American presence in the Southwest, the learning, teaching, and research of the School pay particular attention to the diverse and rich Hispanic reality of the Americas.
Criteria: The successful candidate will be willing and able to engage in the formation process of candidates, ordained and lay, who come from extremely diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This requires familiarity with, and flexible use of pedagogical practices to help second language learners, who are a majority of the student population. A person who is fluently bilingual in Spanish will be able to reach out to most of Oblate's students. The candidate will also be familiar with pedagogical practices for successful online teaching.
The New Testament scholar will be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education in an ecumenical, culturally diverse setting. She or he will serve on faculty committees, act as a consultant or mentor for students in the theological field education program and act as academic advisor in a variety of degree programs.
To apply submit the following documents electronically:
1. A cover letter
3. Contact information for three references
4. A statement of up to 1000 words describing your pedagogical practices for teaching New Testament; how you would mentor students from diverse cultural backgrounds; how would you continue to research and grow as a New Testament scholar.
Send documentation to:
Academic Dean, Oblate School of Theology