Tenure-track: Assistant Professor Biblical Studies
Spring Hill College
invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, with a concentration in either Old or New Testament. Candidates should possess a firm grounding in traditional and contemporary methods of interpretation, interpretation within the Catholic tradition, and be able to teach both Old and New Testament courses.
The Theology Department is responsible for core courses for all students, courses for a small number of theology majors and minors, and staffing a moderate-sized, part time, blended format Masters theology program (about 60 students). The successful candidate would be able to teach in both undergraduate and graduate programs and be willing to serve as the director of the graduate theology program in the future.
The College puts the most emphasis for its faculty on teaching, but also expects service and scholarship.
Applicants are invited to visit our undergraduate website (http://departments2.shc.edu/theology/) and our graduate website (www.shc.edu/graduatetheology) for background on Spring Hill College’s undergraduate and graduate theology programs and degrees offered.
- Completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biblical Studies by fall semester 2019.
- Commitment to excellence in teaching and ongoing scholarship.
- Evidence of qualities for academic administration (Director of Graduate Programs in Theology).
The successful candidate will:
- teach eight courses per year on the semester system, including foundation courses in Biblical Studies (New and Old Testament) and undergraduate and graduate courses in specific areas of Bible (Prophets, Pentateuch, Synoptic Gospels, Letters of Paul, etc.).
- participate in regular faculty service and scholarship.
- direct and contribute to graduate comprehensive exam and thesis committees.
- have, or be willing to develop, expertise in rigorous and engaging on-line education (primarily for the Master’s program).
- be able to serve as the Director of Graduate Programs in Theology and Ministry in the future (for which there is one course release each semester).
Start Date 08/01/2019 (approx)
Posting Detail Information
Open Date 10/16/2018
Review of Applications begins January 15, 2019
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit:
- A cover letter or personal statement that includes ( a ) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b ) a personal assessment of interest and abilities in program administration ( c ) the applicant’s understanding of and commitment to the mission of Spring Hill College.
- A curriculum vitae and copies of graduate transcripts.
- Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from courses taught.
- An example of scholarship, e.g., articles, lectures, conference presentations.
- Three letters of recommendation.
Please send a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation, which must be received by January 15, 2019, to Theology Department, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36608. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Inquiries may be addressed to Fr. Christopher Viscardi, SJ, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Spring Hill College
Founded in 1830 and located in Mobile, Alabama, Spring Hill College is a private, Jesuit, student-centered liberal arts institution with an enrollment of 1,500. Rooted in its Jesuit Catholic heritage, Spring Hill College forms students to become responsible leaders in service to others and is committed to the intellectual, spiritual, and social growth of each individual.
Spring Hill College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.