Employment Description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Theology
Date Posted 01/16/2018
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities
The Department of Theology invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Theology, with the position beginning the Fall of 2018.
The successful candidate will teach four sections of Theology a semester, largely in the university’s new and innovative integrated education program, especially on the first year and sophomore level. The faculty member will also contribute to our new Theology major sequence, which includes an optional concentration in Pastoral and Youth Ministry. As it is also possible that the faculty member may be asked to teach in the Honors program, an appreciation for shared inquiry teaching methods as well as Great Books tradition is desired. A vital academic engagement through research and publication is encouraged.  While all specializations are welcome to apply, a specialization or solid competency in Catholic moral theology is particularly desirable.
Essential Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate will be Catholic, and have a thorough familiarity with contemporary Catholicism and its theologies. Experience teaching general education or similar courses in a college context is strongly desired, as well as demonstrated aspirations toward undergraduate teaching excellence. A planned research and academic engagement trajectory that supports classwork is expected. A demonstrated desire and ability to engage ecumenically and interreligiously with students and faculty is desired and welcomed. Finally, the successful candidate's work must exhibit a discernable appreciation for the liberal arts and the Catholic intellectual tradition, as well as the ability to support and contribute to the Lasallian Catholic mission of the university.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
Qualifications:  a terminal degree in Theology (Ph.D., STD, etc.).  ABD candidates will be considered. It is strongly preferred that the candidate has experience teaching liberal arts-oriented Theology on the college level.
All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Letter of interest, CV with three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations, and a copy of doctoral transcript.
Application Review Date 02/14/2018
Starting Date 08/20/2018
Contact Michael Charron
Contact Email mcharron@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 9 Month
Other Details / Information Tenure Track
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.