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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology
Marian University

Date Posted May 22, 2024
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology
University Marian University
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department Academics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Religion and Theology
Job Details

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 engages the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling our 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
  • Teaches 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
  • Mentor students through advising, research, and internship opportunities
  • Sharing in the ongoing development and implementation of projects within the school, especially our growing engagement of our San Damiano scholars’ program and other university initiatives, particularly in collaboration with the Office of Mission and Ministry.
  • Engage in research, scholarship, and other professional activities
  • Actively participate in the life of the campus and university service, including participation in shared governance and co-curricular programs
  • Contribute to a campus culture committed to professionalism, collegiality, and confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements include:
  • 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 immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For Consideration All Applications Require:
  • Cover Letter
  • Current resume or CV
  • Contact information of three professional references. The reference contact information must be entered after the application is submitted in the "My Presence" section of the applicant profile.
  • Responses to the supplementary mission & identity questions.

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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