Assistant Professor, Specialization: Catholic Sysematic Theology
Saint Mary's College of California; San Francisco, CA
Background: Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution.
An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the twenty-first century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
Area of Specialization: We seek a Catholic theologian with an expertise in Catholic Systematic Theology, which might include areas such as Christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, or sacramental theology. We seek an inspiring individual who is at home in the tradition of the liberal arts, who is committed to students, to teaching, to scholarship, and to social justice.
We seek a person who can guide students in the life of the mind and the spirit rather than someone solely interested in preparing students for graduate research. The department focuses on the Catholic Christian tradition in its courses, which are taught from an ecumenical perspective and in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council. We seek a scholar both knowledgeable and respectful of this tradition. Women and traditionally underrepresented scholars are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities include teaching the lower division biblical studies course—TRS 097: “The Bible and Its Interpretation,” and upper division TRS courses in Catholic Systematic Theology. All faculty members periodically teach in the unique January Term and in the Collegiate Seminar “Great Books” Program.
Experience and Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by August 2013. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of teaching effectiveness (particularly among undergraduates) and experience teaching biblical studies courses.
Supplemental Information: Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu. 1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College; 2) Please submit a CV, a summary of teaching philosophy, a summary of current research plans, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and official documentation of the latest year (or preferably two) of teaching evaluations; 3) Please arrange to have the three letters of reference sent to:
Michael Barram, Chair - Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Saint Mary’s College of California
PO Box 4297
Moraga, CA 94575
Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
Deadline: Consideration of applications begins immediately. Interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL in Chicago.