Assistant Professor of Theology
Belmont Abbey College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Theology. We are looking for a theologian who is deeply schooled in Scripture and Tradition with an expertise in Catholic Bioethics.
The college is interested in an excellent teacher who is passionate about undergraduate education and who has the capacity to lead both the theology classes that are part of the university’s Core Curriculum and upper-level courses in his or her area of expertise. A Ph.D. in Theology or a related field by the time of the appointment is highly preferred, but outstanding ABD candidates will be considered as well. Belmont Abbey College requires all the members of the Theology Department to petition the local bishop for a mandatum, as required by Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
Teaching in both the day and evening programs, with a 4/4 load, is required. Service to the department, College, and community; scholarly development; and contributing positively to the College’s mission are expected. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate 1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; 2) a philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and 3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is “guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning.”
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Theology Search.” Include letter of application, vita, unofficial transcripts, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the context of a Benedictine liberal arts college and how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for the interview).