Catholic Studies Director
The College of St. Scholastica
The College of St. Scholastica, a Catholic Benedictine college dedicated to providing our students intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Director of The Braegelman Catholic Studies Program within the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, beginning August 2014. Rank and salary commensurate with experience.
The Braegelman Program in Catholic Studies is endowed by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery to foster critical reflection and dialogue on faith and reason in a Catholic Benedictine context. The program consists of a major and minor as well as general education requirements. Catholic Studies courses aim to broaden students’ grasp of the accumulated wisdom of the past so that challenges of the present may be met with wisdom, faith, and imagination. An Advisory Committee comprised of sisters, faculty and community representation assists the program in evaluation and goal setting.
Candidates should be well-versed in the Roman Catholic intellectual tradition and bring vision, creative energy, and a commitment to advancing the program to its full potential. She or he must be a collaborative colleague prepared to recruit majors and minors and create enrichment activities for the College community, regional Catholic institutions, and the general public. They should be able to develop multi-disciplinary partnerships with College faculty as well as be prepared to teach basic and advanced courses in Catholic theology and related cognate areas. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to building partnerships with diverse audiences in the College and the wider Catholic community. She or he will collaborate with faculty and staff to contribute to and participate in fostering a culture of inclusion in support of College diversity goals.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Catholic Studies or Catholic Theology by the starting date of the appointment. An active scholarly agenda is required. She or he must be committed to undergraduate teaching and mentoring and possess organizational and administrative skills; proven ability to work collaboratively; demonstrated experience interacting effectively with diverse students, faculty and staff and demonstrated experience in promoting dialogue with diverse perspectives. Familiarity with the Benedictine tradition as well as multidisciplinary experience preferred.
St. Scholastica is located on 180 beautiful acres on a hill overlooking Lake Superior. St. Scholastica is an independent comprehensive college founded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and is shaped by Benedictine ideals of love of learning, respect, hospitality, stewardship and community. The College’s more than 4,000 students are guided by a curriculum that prepares them for their responsibilities as working professionals, as citizens of a democracy, and as individuals who seek to live full human lives. The College offers programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional career fields. The entire St. Scholastica community is committed to an educational process that requires students to meet rigorous academic standards, to broaden the scope of their knowledge, and to be accountable to both self and society.
Please submit a letter of intent, current C.V., and a philosophy of teaching with the online application at https://www.csshrjobs.com. Applicants wishing to be considered for an initial interview at the AAR/SBL meeting in Baltimore should submit their application no later than November 15, 2013. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to enriching education and promoting opportunity through a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body.