St Edwards University
  • Religious and Theological
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

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Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious and Theological Studies

Religious and Theological Studies


St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a full time, 9-month, non-tenure track position as a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious and Theological Studies, beginning in August 2022. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.


The successful candidate will teach survey courses such as Introduction to Catholicism and Basic Christian Questions. Candidates should also be prepared to contribute upper level seminars on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and either Sacraments or Christian Spirituality. In addition to teaching, the person will have responsibilities within the department of Religious and Theological Studies and will as well be asked to contribute to and support diversity at St. Edward's University.


St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups.



For consideration, candidates should provide evidence of the following:

A Ph.D. or ABD status (dissertation work for the doctoral degree underway with master's degree attained) required in Theology, Religious Studies, or in a related area. Demonstrated effective teaching at the undergraduate level required. A record of (or evidence of the potential for) professional involvement and publication. Educational philosophy consistent with a liberal arts emphasis and the mission of St. Edward's University. A commitment to supporting a diverse student body. Successful completion of an employment and criminal history background check required.


Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Teach 4 courses per semester, including courses fulfilling general education requirements and courses in the Religious and Theological Studies major/minor.
  • Participate in planning and implementing the departmental (i.e. Religious and Theological Studies) goals and assessments.
  • Participate in departmental, School of Arts and Humanities and University events and committee assignments.
  • Fulfill other required faculty responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty Manual.

For detailed information, please see the job description


The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package! An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary


Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits, Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts


HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should apply online at https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy and your approach to working on projects with undergraduate students. In addition, all applications must include a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that details the candidate's (1) knowledge, (2) track record, and (3) plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a professional at St. Edward's University (2-page maximum). Your DEI statement should be included as a separate document and should not contain your name or any other personally identifiable information.


Applicants should submit materials by April 29, 2022 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.



About the school of Arts and humanities

At the School of Arts and Humanities, students become lifelong learners dedicated to personal growth, intellectual curiosity, and creative passion. Their work in their major goes beyond the classroom, preparing them for success in their career through internships and real-world experiences. The diverse programs empower students to transcend traditional boundaries of thought and action.


ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at www.stedwards.edu.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website https://www.stedwards.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.


Other Items to Know:

Sponsorship: We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks: A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Available: August 2022


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