Assistant Professor / Director of Graduate Programs
Villanova University Department of Theology and Religious Studies invites applications for a continuing non-tenure track, full-time faculty position at the academic rank of Assistant Professor. The position combines teaching responsibilities with administrative supervision of the Department's masters programs (Master of Arts in Theology, the Master of Arts in Ministry and Theology, the Master of Theological Studies, and related Certificate programs). This position will begin in August 2019.
Villanova is a Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian Order located in the culturally diverse Philadelphia metropolitan area. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. For information about the University and the Department, please consult http://www.villanova.edu
Duties and Responsibilities
The Director plays a key role in fostering excellence, innovation, diversity and inclusivity in the masters programs. The Director functions as the primary liaison among students, graduate faculty, and the Office of Graduate Studies. Work includes leadership and administration, planning and innovation, recruitment and admission, and supervision and mentoring.
The Director is a member of the graduate faculty with a teaching load of four courses per academic year, including the Theology and Religious Studies course in the College core curriculum (Faith, Reason, and Culture) and elective courses in the undergraduate and graduate curricula. We particularly welcome applications from individuals who the potential for excellence in student mentorship and the ability to enhance the formation of women and men for lay ministries.
Applicants must have a terminal degree by the start of the appointment (Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Min.) and be qualified to teach in an area relevant to our program mission.
Candidates must have administrative experience and be aware of trends and developments in Catholic theological and ministerial higher education.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours
Special Message to Applicants
Direct inquiries to Dr. Peter Spitaler, Chairperson of the Department. Applications, including letters of recommendation (references will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted), must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.villanova.edu. A complete application should include: a letter of interest, a current resume, three letters of reference, transcripts (unofficial copies), a statement about the candidates teaching philosophy, and a description of relevant administrative experience. If chosen as a finalist, a statement of contribution to Villanovas mission must be provided at the time of the on-campus interview. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via video conferencing. The finalist must provide official transcripts at the time of appointment. To receive consideration, complete applications, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by September 27, 2018.
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To apply, visit: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/14448
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.