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Full-Time Position, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology: The Theology Department of Christendom College seeks to hire an assistant professor for a full-time position starting August 15, 2018. The candidate should possess a doctoral degree or a License in Sacred Theology. We will also consider well-qualified ABD candidates. The assistant professor position requires an area of specialization in Thomistic moral theology. Additional areas of competence in Sacred Scripture, sacramental theology, or historical Thomism will be preferred.

Located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college dedicated to restoring all things in Christ through academic excellence and fidelity to the Magisterium. Christendom College is committed to Thomistic programs of instruction in philosophy and theology, which are taught according to the spirit, method, and principles of the Common Doctor. For more information on Christendom’s mission, values and core curriculum, please consult our website: www.christendom.edu.

The successful candidate will teach four classes per semester in the theology core curriculum and major. The candidate should possess a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a faith-filled, formative environment that takes joy in communicating the riches of tradition to the twenty-first century student. In accordance with the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the candidate must be willing to profess the Oath of Fidelity, which the entire college faculty does annually before the local ordinary as a voluntary act.

Interested applicants should provide the following: (1) current curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application that includes a statement of how the candidate envisions contributing to the Mission of Christendom College; (3) all graduate and undergraduate transcripts of degree-seeking coursework; (4) a sample of the candidate’s scholarly writing; and (5) three letters of recommendation which attest to the candidate’s scholarship, teaching ability, and character. All application material, should be sent electronically to Prof. James DeFrancis, Chairman of the Theology Department, at james.defrancis@christendom.edu. Questions about the position should also be addressed to Prof. DeFrancis.

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts should be sent to Professor Greg Townsend, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630. To be assured of consideration, applications must be received by November 22, 2017.

 

Open-Rank Position, Graduate School, Sacred Scripture: Christendom Graduate School of Theology invites applications for an open-rank position in sacred Scripture to begin August 2018. Preferred AOC is either OT or NT. The ideal candidate’s work will reflect concern with the intersection of biblical studies and theology, especially in patristic exegesis. Applicants must possess a PhD, SSD or equivalent. Senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have expertise in biblical languages and be conversant with the historiography of ancient Judaism and/or early Christianity, committed to Catholic hermeneutical principles, willing to take the Oath of Fidelity, and willing to seek a mandatum from the local Ordinary.

Christendom Graduate School of Theology, 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 main 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 undergraduate campus in Front Royal. In addition to its regular MA curriculum, the Graduate School 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.

The ideal candidate should have a passion for both teaching and research, complement our program’s focus on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, express evidence of success in the classroom, and demonstrate a commitment to scholarly excellence in the Catholic tradition. Average expected on-campus teaching load is 2/2 with additional online teaching subject to the needs of the school. The appointee will also provide MA thesis direction and fulfill other roles of administration and service to the school as needed.

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).

Cover letters should outline the applicant’s approach to teaching and set forth a realistic, well defined research program. Applicants should also reflect their understanding of and willingness to support the mission of Christendom College, indicating how their background fits the particular mission of the Graduate School.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by Nov. 15, 2017. Incomplete or piecemeal applications will not be considered. Complete dossiers, directed to Dr. Robert J. Matava, Dean of the Graduate School, should be submitted electronically or by mail to the following address:

olivia.colville@christendom.edu

Olivia Colville, Search Assistant

Christendom Graduate School of Theology

4407 Sano Street

Alexandria, VA 22312

Staff

Residence Coordinator, Rome Campus, Full-Time: The Residence Coordinator (RC) is responsible for assisting the Director of Rome Administration and Student Life (DRASL) and Director of Rome Academics in all aspects of the Rome Program.  The Residence Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Student Life Office during periods not in Rome on a part-time basis. This is a full-time live-in position in Rome (approximately 6 months) and a part-time live-in position in Front Royal (approximately 6 months). The RC provides leadership and direction in the formation of the Rome Program students as a whole, as well as with the specific formation of male students. Based on the nature of this position and its role with male students only male applicants will be considered. The Residence Coordinator is responsible to the Director of Student Affairs (full year) and the Director of Rome Administration and Student Life (in Rome).

CHIEF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN ROME:

  1. Assist the Rome Directors in the administration and implementation of the Rome Program.
  2. Perform various administrative and logistical tasks in Rome in coordination with the Rome Directors.
  3. Responsible for maintaining a vibrant and ordered community within the student residence. This includes building community life, spiritual life and supporting the academic aspects of the program.
  4. Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe residence community by means of room inspections, curfew enforcement, alcohol policy enforcement and student conflict resolution.
  5. Facilitate and participate in all aspects of the program, including applicable tours and trips.
  6. Assists with enforcing the Code of Student Conduct and Rome Program policies.
  7. Provide support and serve as a liaison for students in difficult health and well-being circumstances.
  8. Serve as a Teaching Assistant to professors.
  9. Lead day trips and outings.
  10. Liaise with Italian vendors and organizations.

CHIEF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN FRONT ROYAL:

  1. Assist with coordination New Student Orientation in Front Royal at the opening of the academic year.
  2. Perform various administrative tasks in Student Life in coordination with the Director of Student Affairs
  3. Meet with the Director of Student Affairs on a weekly basis.
  4. Participate in all training for RAs and Rome Program staff.
  5. Serve on the On-Call rotation with the Student Life staff during times in Front Royal, when needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS NECESSARY:

  1. Must hold a college degree at the Bachelor level.
  2. Must be highly organized and able to handle duties in an abroad setting.
  3. Must have good interpersonal skills.
  4. Must be physically able to handle the active lifestyle associated with abroad travel and walking tours.
  5. Should have a strong understanding and comfort level with procedures and approaches for handling student issues in both residential and abroad settings.
  6. Must be willing to acquire a student visa during the time in Rome.
  7. Though the RC is a resource for all Rome students, the RC serves as a special liaison to male students, especially within the residence setting. Due to the specific nature of that indispensable work, only male candidates will be considered.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Amanda Graf, Director of Student Affairs, at agraf@christendom.edu. Once we receive your resume/cover letter, we will carefully review your experience and qualifications against those of the position. Due to the volume of applications we may receive, you will be contacted only if you are selected to move forward in the recruiting process. Thank you for your interest in this position!

Download the Christendom College Application for Employment here.

Christendom College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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