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Job Opening: Saint Mark's College

The Marie Anne Blondin Chair in Theology

St. Mark's College, the Catholic Theological College affiliated with the University of British Columbia, invites applications for the Marie Anne Blondin Chair in Theology. Made possible by a generous endowment from the Sisters of St. Ann, the Chair will support St. Mark's vision of Catholic higher education in the Province. The Chair will continue the Sisters' legacy of concern for the integral development of the whole person from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, as reflected in their foundational apostolic work in the schools, hospitals and parishes of British Columbia since 1858. Activities of the Chair will support this legacy through teaching, research, and special lectures.

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Job Opening: Saint Mary's College of California

Assistant Professor, Full Time, Tenure Track in Theology & Religious Studies

Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Theology & Religious Studies. We seek a theologian or biblical scholar, working in the tradition of the Second Vatican Council, who has a special focus on emerging theologies and/or historically marginalized voices, especially Latina/o theology. We strongly encourage applications from scholars with experience speaking from this perspective.

Consistent with Saint Mary's College's commitment to inclusive excellence, the Theology & Religious Studies Department strives to be an inclusive community that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities. We seek a candidate who can engage, advocate for and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups.

Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives - and the first Catholic and first California college to be included - Saint Mary's is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see:

Responsibilities: All Saint Mary's faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching assignment is six courses per year, including departmental offerings and contributions to College-wide programs (January Term and Collegiate Seminar). In the department, the successful candidate will teach upper-division courses in Theology & Religious Studies, focused on emerging theologies and/or historically marginalized voices, especially Latina/o theology, as well as the lower division biblical studies course, "The Bible and Its Interpretation." Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum.


Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a sub-field of theology or biblical studies or have reached doctoral candidacy, with expectation of degree by September 1, 2017. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates. As all of our faculty participate in teaching our required Biblical Interpretation course, experience in teaching the Bible—regardless of the candidate's area of specialization—is preferred. Candidates must also be prepared to engage in scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level, and preference will be given to those showing promise of significant scholarly achievement. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings, is also preferred


Please apply on-line at: http.//

A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; sample course syllabi, complete copies of the teaching evaluations for three recent courses, if available, uploaded as PDF or MS Word files and contact information for three references. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted to your file (instructions for this process are included in the application site).

In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry.

We will conduct preliminary electronic interviews, and aim to bring finalists to campus in early December, 2016. For finalists, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.

Questions should be directed to the search chair, Marie Pagliarini, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline: Review of applications will begin September 30.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Saint Mary's is an equal opportunity employer, and does not tolerate any type of unlawful discrimination. Saint Mary's makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and seeks the most appropriate person for every job, taking into account an applicant's qualifications for the position relative to other candidates, and an indication of willingness to support the traditions of the College, including its Catholic identity. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.


Job Opening: Diocese of Venice Institute of Catholic Studies and Formation

President - Institute of Catholic Studies and Formation

The Diocese of Venice ( in Florida seeks a President of the Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation ( The Institute is responsible for offering Master's courses in Catechesis and Evangelization in partnership with Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, and providing on-site and video-conferenced instruction for all pre-requisites upon acceptance into the Master's program. Through its in-person, Diocesan-wide video-conferencing system, the Institute offers adult formation lectures and diocesan workshops. Reporting to the Director of Catholic Education, the President oversees the daily operations inclusive of the academic, spiritual, and student-life areas of the Institute. The President performs leadership duties in the administration of the Institute, which includes hiring, supervising and evaluating faculty and staff, coordinating curriculum development, directing professional development, meeting criteria for accrediting organizations and the development, preparation, and implementation of the Institute's budget. The President will, by instituting best practices and academic excellence, create a program which attracts increased enrollment and participation. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic with a doctoral degree in theology or a related field.

Title: President
Organization: Institute of Catholic Studies and Formation
Classification: Salaried; Exempt
Reports to: Director of Education/Superintendent of Schools

Position Summary:
The President of the Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation is responsible for the creation, implementation, and evaluation of educational policy, academic programs, and Institute operations. This includes program review and improvement, assessment of student learning and advancement of student success, personnel decisions, budget development, enrollment management, fiscal accountability, program and curriculum development, and professional development. The President is also responsible for the operation and management of the Institute, as well as its employees, vendors and contractors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 50% - Strategic and tactical management skills to ensure the efficient operations of the Institute, personnel, and programs; provides strong, dynamic academic and administrative leadership, fosters a collegial environment which encourages scholarship, teaching, and learning excellence; fiscal management, computer applications, and general operations oversight; provides leadership and oversight for enrollment management strategies.
  • 30% - Works with the instructional staff in development of the educational program, including the maintenance of standards and the evaluation of teachers; understands and promotes the role and use of technology in the instructional environment; trains, supervises, evaluates, and directs the work of assigned personnel.
  • 20% - Plans, in coordination with the faculty, the schedule of classes; responsible for the recruitment and selection of faculty, and recommends to the Director of Education the employment of those selected; provides professional development for the faculty, and coordinates various adult faith-formation opportunities for the Diocese of Venice.


  • Practicing Roman Catholic committed to teaching the faith based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the precepts of the Magisterium of the Church.
  • Holds a Doctorate in Theology or related fields from an accredited institution.
  • Five years of senior administrative-level leadership and experience, including employee management and supervision.
  • Teaching experience in education with a demonstrated student-centered philosophy of education.
  • Effective oral- and written-communication skills with proven proficiency in English grammar, composition, and spelling.
  • Good judgment, discretion, professionalism, and a positive attitude.
  • Leadership, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Personal Attributes: Positive; collegial; spiritual; joyful; nurturing; strategic; thinking; strong communicator (all media).
Compensation: $75-100K
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits. Details available as part of interview process.
Background Check: All people hired within the Diocese of Venice in Florida must submit to a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, as part of the Diocesan Safe Environment Program.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

Interested and qualified parties, please email resume or CV to Arlene McSweeney, Ed.D. at Catholic Recruiter Associates: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Job Opening: Pontifical College Josephinum

Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture

The Pontifical College Josephinum is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture in the School of Theology beginning in the Fall of 2017. For the successful candidate, a completed doctorate in Sacred Scripture (Ph.D. or SSD) is desirable.

The ideal candidate should be able to teach as many of the following courses as possible in the MDiv curriculum: Gospels of Mark and Matthew, Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles, Johannine Corpus, and Pauline Corpus. The ability to teach courses in both Old and New Testament is also desirable. The candidate would also have the opportunity to teach electives at the graduate level of his/her choice and expertise, and to direct theses for the MA and STB degrees. The appointment will be to the faculty of the School of Theology, though occasional teaching in the College of Liberal Arts may be required.

The expected teaching load will be six (6) courses annually. If the successful candidate is a priest, depending on other responsibilities assigned by the rector for spiritual direction or formation in the external forum, this teaching load may be reduced. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the overall formation program through membership on various committees according to his/her interests and the needs of the seminary.

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Job Opening: McMaster University

Assistant Professor - Department of Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level (or the Associate Professor level in exceptional circumstances) beginning July 1, 2017.
The successful candidate must fit the structure and strengths of the department's Biblical Field, which is marked by its dedication to studying early Judaism and early Christianity in light of one another, focusing on the Hellenistic to Roman periods. The ideal candidate should, therefore, have competence in both early Judaism and early Christianity. Demonstration of excellence and/or outstanding promise in the areas of research, graduate supervision, and undergraduate teaching is essential. A Ph.D. in a field pertinent to the study of early Judaism and/or early Christianity is required by the time of appointment.

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