Systematic Theology, Tenure-Track Faculty

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/12/2021 1:26 PM)
Number of Openings
1
Closing Date
To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by February 1, 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled. 
Type of Search
Faculty
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Campus
St Paul
Department/Unit
St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity
Employment Type
Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status
Exempt/Salaried
Benefits Eligible
Yes

OVERVIEW

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, the Roman Catholic seminary of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the graduate school of divinity of the University of St. Thomas, invites applications for a tenure-track position in systematic theology.  The appointment is effective July 1, 2022.

 

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants who are committed to helping us build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.  This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

 

The University of St. Thomas is a dynamic, mission-driven, urban university with 10,000 students and 450 full time faculty. Located in a residential neighborhood with easy access to two downtown metropolitan centers, we are Minnesota’s largest private university with eight schools and colleges, 150+ undergraduate majors/minors, and 55 graduate programs.

 

By January 4, 2022, all University of St. Thomas employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Limited exemptions will be made for medical and religious reasons.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in Theology or related field, S.T.D. (U.S or foreign equivalent) required or alternatively, ABD will also be considered.   Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching at the graduate level and active scholarly engagement in the theological disciplines. 

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have enthusiasm for the vision and mission of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, namely,
    • Vision: The Church on fire with the Holy Spirit, a world transformed in Jesus Christ.
    • Mission: To provide integrated, Catholic formation for those called to serve as priests, deacons or lay leaders in their local Church.
  • In accord with the norms of ecclesiastical law:
    • Be able to obtain an ecclesiastical appointment to serve on the faculty of the seminary from the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
    • Annually make a profession of faith and oath of fidelity in the presence of the Archbishop or his delegate, thus manifesting a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Church and full assent to all magisterial teaching.

Hiring will be contingent up the successful completion of the Archdiocese of Saint of Saint Paul-Minneapolis’ “E3” Requirements of Safe Environment Training.

 

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this opportunity, all interested applicants must apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs.  There are multiple parts to the application process.  Applicants will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload their supplemental application materials:

  1. Copy/Paste a Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Scholarly/professional writing sample
  4.  Philosophy of teaching statement
  5. Teaching evaluations (if available)
  6. A list of two potential references; only finalists will be asked to share letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by February 1, 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled.  Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, William Stevenson, Ph.D., stev2792@stthomas.edu. If you encounter issues with the application process, please email the Office of Human Resources at Employment@stthomas.edu.

 

All University of St. Thomas employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Limited exemptions will be made for medical and religious reasons. Our offer of employment is contingent upon the verification of your COVID-19 vaccination or an approval through our exemption process of a medical or religious exemption.

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