The Department of Theology & Religious Studies (TRS) at John Carroll University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Catholic Theology (tenure-track), appointment to begin in August 2015. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose work engages one or more contemporary theological hermeneutics (e.g., liberation theology, mujerista or womanist theology, post-colonial theory); explores the intersection of theology, social ethics, and culture; and is sensitive to the global, ecumenical, and contextually diverse nature of theology today.
John Carroll is a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to inspiring persons to excel in learning, leadership, and service. JCU was founded in 1886 and is among 28 Jesuit institutions of higher learning in the United States. Rated as a top regional institution, JCU enrolls 3,125 undergraduate and 700 graduate students and is a significant contributor to the cultural and intellectual life of northeast Ohio. The smoke-free campus is situated in University Heights, an attractive residential suburb ten miles east of downtown Cleveland.
The successful candidate will be actively engaged in research, demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching, have the PhD in hand, and be able to affirm the Catholic Jesuit mission of the University. The teaching load for research-active faculty is three classes per semester, typically involving two preps. Course descriptions and other information about JCU’s TRS department are available at http://go.jcu.edu/trs.
Applications are due October 1, 2014. A complete dossier will include the candidate’s letter of application detailing interest and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and official transcripts from all tertiary institutions attended. Evidence of teaching effectiveness may also be included in the dossier.
Candidates are encouraged to submit their dossiers electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/25693.
Applications sent via surface mail should be directed to Dr. Edward Hahnenberg, Search Committee Chair, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, John Carroll University, University Heights, OH 44118.