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Assistant Professor of English, Department of English Language and Literature, Full-time

The Department of English Language and Literature at Christendom College seeks a full-time faculty appointment to begin August 15, 2022. This is an entry-level position. 

The area of specialization is open but must be for the Renaissance period or later. The successful candidate will have a 4/4 load and must be able to teach all of the literature courses in our core curriculum as well as a significant number of our upper-division offerings, particularly Literary Criticism and Poetry and Poetics. Applicants are therefore encouraged to check the Christendom College Bulletin and review the classes offered by our department. A Ph.D. and teaching experience are preferred, but the department will consider especially well-qualified ABD candidates.

Christendom College, located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college whose faculty members take an annual, voluntary oath of fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church. Our faculty members enjoy being part of a Catholic community dedicated to excellence in teaching. Scholarship and service to the institution are also expected. For more information on the Christendom Mission and Vision statements, curriculum, and student life, see
www.christendom.edu

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022. 

Interested applicants should provide the following information: 1) a description of their teaching experience and philosophy (addressing particularly the relation of their teaching to the College’s Mission); 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) graduate transcripts; and 5) a sample of scholarly writing. 

Please send all materials except the transcripts to:

Dr. Lisa Marciano 
Department of English Language and Literature 
Christendom College 
134 Christendom Drive 
Front Royal, VA 22630 

Please direct inquiries about the position to Dr. Marciano (lmarciano@christendom.edu).  Application materials may be sent electronically to the same e-mail address.

Graduate transcripts should be sent to:

Dr. Greg Townsend
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

Assistant Professor, Political Science & Economics Department, Full-Time

The Department of Political Science at Christendom College seeks to hire an Assistant Professor for a full-time position starting 15 August 2022.  The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in political science.  We will also consider applications from highly qualified ABD candidates whose progress to degree completion is far advanced.  This is an entry-level position.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastically committed to undergraduate education and will teach a 4/4 load of courses, including the department’s two core courses, Introduction to Political Theory and Catholic Social Doctrine, as well as upper-level electives in his/her field of specialization.  The subfield within political science is open, but we encourage applications from candidates who specialize in international relations or the history of political thought; the ability to teach some undergraduate courses in economics would be an advantage.  The successful candidate will integrate teaching excellence with professional scholarly engagement and service to the institution.  Ability to mentor students, including those aiming for graduate school, is an advantage.

Located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college whose faculty members take an annual, voluntary oath of fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church.  Our faculty members affirm the harmony of faith and reason in the pursuit of academic excellence and especially follow the educational vision set out by St. John Paul II in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.  For more information on the Christendom Mission and Vision statements, curriculum, and student life, see www.christendom.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2021.

Interested applicants should provide the following: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of application that includes discussion of teaching experience and philosophy, research interests and goals, and commitment to the Catholic liberal arts tradition; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) graduate transcripts; 5) a sample of scholarly writing of 20 pages or fewer; and 6) evaluations of undergraduate teaching (if available).  Please send all application materials to Dr. Joseph Brutto, Chairman of the Political Science Department, at politicssearch@christendom.edu.  Any other inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Brutto at joseph.brutto@christendom.edu.

Graduate transcripts should also be sent to:

Dr. Greg Townsend
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

 

Assistant Professor, Theology Department, Full-Time

The Theology Department of Christendom College seeks to hire an assistant professor for a full-time position starting August 15, 2022. The candidate should possess a doctoral degree in theology. We will also consider well-qualified ABD candidates who demonstrate both teaching excellence and fit with the ethos of Christendom College.

The assistant professor position requires an area of specialization in systematic theology, preferably Christology. Additional areas of competence in Sacred Scripture, patristic theology, and Thomistic moral theology 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 theology and philosophy, 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 the full Catholic 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 or questions should be sent electronically to Dr. Owen Vyner, Chair of the Theology Department, at owen.vyner@christendom.edu.

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts should be sent to:

Dr. Greg Townsend
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 1, 2021 (COB). Please allow 3 business days for acknowledgment of emails. Requests for interviews will be sent mid-December and interviews will be conducted early-mid February, 2022.

 

Theology, Catechetics, and Evangelization Professor — Graduate School, Full-Time

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
olivia.colville@christendom.edu
Christendom Graduate School of Theology
4407 Sano Street
Alexandria, VA 22312

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