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Job Opening: St. Mary's University

ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY, Department of Theology, in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track position in New Testament at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2014. Specialization within the New Testament is open, but the department seeks candidates willing to engage both theological interpretations of Scripture and contemporary currents in biblical scholarship. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. Ordinary course load is 12 hours per semester, and includes teaching a variety of New Testament courses on the undergraduate level and in the department’s M.A. program. Consistent with the University's mission, candidates should be able to teach in the Catholic theological tradition, including introductory theology and capstone courses within the St. Mary's Core Curriculum. Additionally, candidates should be willing to contribute to the extended communities of the University and the church in the Southwest.

Founded in 1852 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists), St. Mary’s is a comprehensive Catholic and Marianist university with a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional studies. St. Mary’s enrolls 4,000 students in a diverse university with five schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. St. Mary’s has been cited for high graduation rates among Texas colleges and is ranked among the best in the West Region for value and academic quality by U.S. News & World Report. St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest, and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence and servant leadership. For further information about St. Mary’s University, its Marianist heritage, and its Theology Department please see the University’s Web page, www.stmarytx.edu.

A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. St. Mary’s University especially encourages applications from women, Hispanic and other minority candidates. Applications can be found at http://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/ with the option to upload all supporting documents electronically. Along with the employment application please also submit: (1) a letter of application addressing interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of graduate transcripts; (4) evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence; and (5) three letters of recommendation emailed directly from the recommenders. Materials should be addressed to Dr. William Buhrman, Chair of the Search Committee with the subject line "NT Search”. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Review of applications will begin on the 3rd of March, 2014. AA/EOE