Visiting Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

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St. Mary’s University, San Antonio

The Theology Department of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas invites applications for a two-year non-tenure-track faculty position in Biblical Studies at the rank of visiting assistant professor. The position requires in-person teaching in San Antonio beginning August 16, 2022. The teaching load is four classes in each of the fall and spring semesters. Service expectations include attending departmental meetings, participation in workshops, mentoring, and interdisciplinary engagement with colleagues and students across the University. Contract renewal will be contingent upon performance and University needs.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in biblical studies or a related field (dissertation defended by July 14, 2022).
  • Ability to teach New Testament or themes substantially grounded in the New Testament.
  • Compatibility with the mission of St. Mary's University and adaptability to serve first-generation and historically underrepresented students.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach core introduction to theology or Hebrew Bible.
  • Background or aptitude to support the distinctive character of theology in the Southwest United States and the Marianist charism of the University's founders.
  • Experience and/or learned expertise regarding mentorship of graduate students, majors, and minors.
  • Experience and/or learned expertise in inclusive pedagogical practices.

 About St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence: https://www.stmarytx.edu/about/mission-vision/. St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest and continues to advocate the Marianist mission. St. Mary's enrolls approximately 3500 students in a diverse university with four schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. The successful candidate is expected to support and contribute to the University's Marianist educational mission.

 How to apply

We invite candidates to email the search committee chair, Dr. Todd Hanneken (thanneken@stmarytx.edu) with a notice of intent, CV, and any questions about the position by June 13, 2022; complete applications must be submitted online at https://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/2390650.html by June 28 to receive full consideration. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom on a rolling basis, with an offer extended by July 15. The search committee especially encourages applications from historically underrepresented scholars.

Required materials: (1) letter of interest addressing the required and preferred qualifications of the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) evidence of teaching excellence; and (5) contact information for three references who have agreed to write letters of recommendation. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a clear background check.

St. Mary's University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply.