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Graduate Faculty Opening in Theology, Catechetics, and Evangelization

Christendom Graduate School of Theology invites applications for an open-rank, full-time, on-campus lecturer position in Theology, Catechetics, and Evangelization to begin by Fall 2022. This new permanent faculty position will be probationary with annual reviews and contracts during the initial three years. Applicants should possess an S.T.D. or Ph.D. in theology. Strong applicants near completion will be considered. Candidates’ AOS will be catechetics or a core area of theology related to catechetics and evangelization. Candidates should also have at least one strong secondary AOC. Candidates must be willing and able to make the Oath of Fidelity in the presence of the local ordinary and be willing to seek an ecclesial mandatum.

The ideal candidate will be a theologian who is an effective teacher with parish and/or diocesan-level experience in catechetics. This candidate will demonstrate evidence of success in the classroom and as a personal mentor of students. This candidate will also be an active scholar with a commitment to academic excellence in the Catholic tradition. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the appointee will also spearhead the development and administration of the Graduate School’s catechetical initiatives, provide MA thesis direction, and fulfill other roles of administration and service as needed in support of the general mission of the Graduate School. Candidates must be willing to travel in support of these administrative duties.

Applicants must submit a single dossier containing the following items: 

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable for the initial review)
  • Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation

Applicants are also encouraged to submit up to three writing samples (not to exceed 10,000 words each).

The cover letter should outline (a) the applicant’s approach to teaching, (b) the applicant’s perspective on catechetics, and (c) a realistic, well defined research program that shows clear relevance to the defining aims of this position. Applicants should also manifest their understanding of and willingness to support the program concentration in catechetics and evangelization, as well as the mission of Christendom College, indicating how their background fits the particular mission of the Graduate School.

The Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, currently located in Alexandria, VA, was founded in 1969 by Msgr. Eugene Kevane as the Notre Dame Pontifical Catechetical Institute and merged to become an organ of Christendom College in 1997. Christendom College, founded in 1977, is a four-year coeducational Roman Catholic Liberal Arts College located in Front Royal, VA. The Graduate School offers the Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree as well as the Apostolic Catechetical Diploma at its campus in Alexandria, VA. All courses for the MA may be taken on campus, online, or in a combination of both formats. The Graduate School also offers residential summer courses at the main College campus in Front Royal. In addition to its regular MA curriculum, the Graduate School also runs a summer Classical Languages Institute, and co-sponsors, with the Institute on Religious Life, the Vita Consecrata Institute—a summer program of theological study and spiritual renewal for religious, priests, and other consecrated persons. Further information about Christendom’s Graduate School of Theology may be found at the following URLs: christendom.edu/graduateschool and https://graduate.christendom.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Complete dossiers, directed to Dr. Robert J. Matava, Dean of the Graduate School, should be submitted electronically or by mail as a single package to the search assistant, Olivia Colville, at the address below. Questions may also be directed to Olivia Colville.

Olivia Colville, MA

Search Assistant and Business Officer

Tel: +1 703 658 4304



Christendom Graduate School of Theology

4407 Sano Street

Alexandria, VA 22312    


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