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Assistant Professor of Theology (Tenure-Track)
Marian University

Date Posted Dec. 7, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Theology (Tenure-Track)
University Marian University
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department Theology, Philosophy, & Ministry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Religion and Theology

Position Title

Assistant Professor of Theology (Tenure-Track)

Job Description

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University’s Department of Theology seeks qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor of Theology to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by having expertise in one or more of the following areas: Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, Liturgy, Moral Theology, Bioethics, and Latin American or Latino Theology. Candidates should possess the ability to teach the richness of the Catholic tradition while also attending to the broad and ecumenical needs of general education, supporting interdisciplinary initiatives, and contributing to ministry programs. A special priority will be collaborating with the Office of Mission and Ministry for the promotion of the Latino Leadership Initiatives, the Renovación Parish Renewal project, and the development of the San Damiano Scholars program. This position will report to the chair of the theology department, and will operate on a 9-month, full-time appointment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
  • Appreciation for the Catholic and Franciscan charisms of Marian University.
  • Teaching load: 18-24 credits per academic year.
  • Contribution to a wide and ecumenical array of teaching outlets, including the general education curriculum, collaboration with STEM fields, undergraduate major curriculum, and undergraduate seminary.
  • Sharing in the ongoing development and implementation of projects within the school, especially our growing engagement of both Catholic ad non-Catholic students.
  • Engage in research, scholarship, and other professional activities.
  • Mentor students through advising, research, and internship opportunities.
  • Actively participate in the life of the campus and university service, including participation in faculty governance and co-curricular programs.
  • Contribute to a campus culture committed to professionalism, collegiality, and confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.
  • PH.D in theology or equivalent degree.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence in higher education.
  • Potential for ongoing research, publication, and activity in professional associations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Spanish speaking preferred.
Review of applications will begin January 5th and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Physical Demands
Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, equipment, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

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