Assistant Professor of Theology - Endowed Chair

Catholic Intellectual Tradition | Franciscan Spirituality | Christian Ethics

Briar Cliff University welcomes applications for The Sisters of Saint Francis Endowed Professorship in Theology. This full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position will commence in Fall 2023, and will be instrumental for nurturing the Catholic Franciscan heritage and mission of our liberal arts institution, as we anticipate our centennial. 

The preferred candidate will be a practicing Roman Catholic who is fluent in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, and who demonstrates some combination of expertise in Franciscan Spirituality, Environmental Theology, and/or Christian Ethics. Primary teaching responsibilities will occur within the Theology Department, with prospects for interdisciplinary collaboration, and dual-enrollment online offerings for Diocese of Sioux City high schools. An enthusiasm for contributing to general education courses and undergraduate learning communities is indispensable. Briar Cliff’s standard teaching load is 4/4.

Qualifications for this position include:

·      Completed Ph.D. that is directly relevant to the foregoing description. 

To be eligible for full consideration, applications must include the following components, each within a separate file (in PDF or Word format):

·      Letter of interest

·      Curriculum vitae

·      Academic transcripts (copies)

·      Teaching philosophy and pedagogies

·      Research profile and interests

·      Contact information for three professional references

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

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