Assistant Teaching Professor of Religious and Theological Studies (Non-Tenured)

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St. Edward's University

Department of Religious and Theological Studies

St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, Specialized Faculty (non-tenure-track) position as an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Religious and Theological Studies, beginning August 2024. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice. The successful candidate will have the interest and ability or potential to teach a range of undergraduate courses in Religious and Theological Studies and Catholic Studies. Among these courses are Introduction to Catholicism and Basic Christian Questions, as well as upper-level seminars like the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Christian Spirituality, or Sacraments. 

St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body. For consideration, candidates must hold a PhD or have ABD status (dissertation work for the doctoral degree underway with master's degree attained) in Theology, Religious Studies, or Catholic Studies from an accredited institution and have a specialization in systematic theology, the history of Christian theology, moral theology, liturgical studies, or ecclesiology. Teaching experience is preferred.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • The standard course load includes ten teaching units per year for Specialized Faculty (full-time non-tenure-track), which may involve multiple sections of the same One teaching unit is equivalent to one standard three-credit course.
  • Advising and mentoring a diverse body of students is considered part of the teaching responsibility.
  • One or more courses may be reassigned for departmental service such as curriculum development, program assessment duties, and departmental committees, pending the recommendation of the Chair and approval of the Dean and Provost.


Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information for three references
  • a statement describing your teaching philosophy
  • a statement on how you would integrate the University's Holy Cross mission into your work. Your Mission Integration statement should be included as a separate document. 

Mission Integration Statement:

St. Edward's was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, from which it acquired distinguishing characteristics that include the courage to take risks, an international perspective and the commitment to provide educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational and economic backgrounds. In support of the mission, the different backgrounds of St. Edward's students, faculty and staff enrich our community and represent a significant part of our culture and commitment to excellence. We value the individual differences, life experiences, unique capabilities and innovative talent that our employees and students contribute to our vibrant academic environment. St. Edward's honors and respects all members of its community by fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity and worth of each person and stresses the obligation of all people to pursue a more just world. While serving as a faculty member at St. Edward's University, how would your individual differences, life experiences and unique capabilities contribute to the mission as described above? Describe how your prior work aligns to the university's mission.

Applicants should submit materials by June 5, 2024 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at

Commitment to the Holy Cross Mission

St. Edward's University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package! An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at

Medical & Rx Coverage - BlueCross and BlueShield (HSA & FSA Available) Dental - MetLife Dental
Vision - MetLife Vision Plan
Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Pet Insurance
Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave
Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7% Tuition Benefits
Paid Holidays Services & Discounts