Faculty Position in Theology
Benedictine University, Mesa, AZ
Benedictine University in Mesa, Arizona, seeks applicants for a faculty position in Theology. Area of specialization is open, with preference given to applicants proficient in one or more of the following areas: 21st century ecclesiology, moral theology (especially bioethics), and/or Bible. Applicants are to be trained in and committed to the Roman Catholic theological tradition, and should hold the STD or PhD degree at the time of appointment. The position requires a mandatum. A record of successful undergraduate teaching is essential, as is a willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine mission of the university. Because our Mesa campus will be first opening at the time of appointment in July 2013, the successful candidate must have an entrepreneurial spirit. You will have the unique opportunity to help build a brand-new theology department from the ground up (in Fall 2013, you will be the sole theology faculty in Mesa, working in concert with the theologians at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois).
We are looking to hire “founding faculty” who embrace the effective use of technology, promote an innovative, student-centered, active-learning pedagogy which can be delivered in a variety of formats including face-to-face, blended, and online. Full-time faculty will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor of the Practice and will be on renewable multi-year appointments. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students, program oversight, assistance with student recruitment and advising. Successful candidates will have an interest in the scholarship of pedagogy and engagement.
Application Deadline: Position open until suitable candidates are found. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013. Start date is July 15, 2013.
Application Process: Submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, research philosophy which includes a 3-5 year outline of professional and scholarly development plans, contact information for three professional references, and a copy of your transcripts. Official transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation (preferably one of which addresses teaching effectiveness) will be required of finalists on or before campus visits. Applicants should submit required materials through Academic Jobs Online at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Benedictine%20University. Any questions should be directed to: Dr. Mick Carroll, Dean Benedictine @ Mesa email@example.com or 602.888.5506. E.O. E.