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Theology Professor, Full-Time

The Theology Department of Christendom College seeks to hire an assistant professor for a full-time position starting August 15, 2020. The candidate should possess a doctoral degree in theology. We will also consider well-qualified ABD candidates with a date set for their dissertation defense.

The assistant professor position requires an area of specialization in historical or systematic theology. Additional areas of competence in Sacred Scripture, sacramental theology, or 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 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. Matthew Tsakanikas, Chairman of the Theology Department, at matthew.tsakanikas@christendom.edu .

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 August 15, 2019. Please allow 3 business days for acknowledgment of emails. Requests for interviews will be sent at the start of September. Interviews will be conducted around the first week of October.



Director of Residence Life, Full-Time:

RESPONSIBLE TO: Vice President of Student Affairs GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Director of Residence Life is responsible for overseeing the residential and community life on campus at Christendom College. The Director plays an integral role in the formation of students and sets the tone for much of the student experience outside the classroom. With the Dean of Students, the Director provides leadership and direction in the formation of the general student body. The Director supervises training and development of the live-in Residence Directors (RDs) and the Resident Assistants (RAs).


1. Sets the tone for the implementation of a residential environment that is positive and engaging and challenges students’ growth.
2. Oversees the community, programming, and initiatives within the residence halls.
3. Provides direction, oversight, and professional development for the live-in Residence Directors.
4. Provides supervision and training for the RAs throughout the year, leads RA staff meetings, and conducts bi-monthly mentor meetings with the RAs.
5. Maintains a safe, secure, healthy, and positive living environment that enhances student development and learning.
6. Works alongside the Dean of Students in implementing the Student Code of Conduct.
7. Coordinates and facilitates the following events/initiatives: Parents Weekend, Women’s Convocation and “At the Well” formation events, Housing Selection, RA Selection & Training, pre-campus communication with incoming students.
8. Provides fiscal management for Residence Life budget.
9. Supervises Student Life Office assistants and provides ongoing training and development opportunities.
10. Ensures compliance with relevant policies, procedures, professional standards, laws and national trends as applicable.
11. Evaluates and assesses College housing occupancy, retention, and trends.
12. Meets with students who are struggling with issues related to retention concerns, mental health or transition challenges. Be available to students to address their concerns and problems.
13. Makes counseling referrals when such referrals are deemed necessary.
14. Is responsible for crisis response, risk management and serves in the “on call” rotation with other staff.
15. Participates and contributes in broader Student Life programs, events, and initiatives.
16. Develops learning outcomes, conduct assessment, annual strategic goals; prepares and carries out Institutional Effectiveness plans and reports for programs and initiatives in Residence Life.
17. Assists the Vice President of Student Affairs in areas related to the administration of the Office of Student Life.
1. Must hold a college degree at the B.A. level.
2. At least two years of progressive experience in Residence Life and/or Student Affairs.
3. Experience in, and a strong understanding of, Residence Life practices in a small school setting.
4. Comfortable presenting to groups.
5. Strong understanding of and ability to weave a formational approach into various types of initiatives and an ability to foster a balanced Catholic culture.
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and external constituents.
7. Knowledge of mental health conditions and ability to engage in emergency situations.
8. Strong communication skills and ability to motivate students.
9. Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evening, weekend and “on call” assignments
10. Full adherence and support for the Magisterium of the Catholic Church specifically matters related to faith, morals, and human sexuality.
11. Must understand the stated mission of the College and understand how the promotion and sustaining of a Christian community at the College is an essential component of this mission.

Communications Manager, Full-Time

RESPONSIBLE TO: VP for Enrollment and Marketing

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Communications Manager is responsible for generating positive publicity for the college and enhancing its reputation, primarily through the use of imagery, stories, social media posts, and web content. The Communications Manager, in essence, is the reporter of all things Christendom.


  1. Write press releases, feature stories, and articles for college publications and external media sources
  2. Attend and cover major college events for internal and external publication
  3. Manage social media and the news/events section of college website
  4. Capture college imagery and video for use in publications, website, and social media sites
  5. Maintain and update college website
  6. Handle media inquiries
  7. Work with journalists and publication editors to publish stories, faculty interviews/articles, and op-ed pieces
  8. Manage internal and external communication emails, including the Christendom TODAY, PERSPECTIVE and NOW
  9. Serve on the college’s Emergency Planning Committee
  10. Other tasks as assigned


  1. B.A. from Christendom College or other “Newman Guide College” required
  2. Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Office, ability to learn WordPress
  4. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  5. Ability to take photo-journalistic high-quality pictures and digital recordings
  6. Be a motivated self-starter with ability to produce quality content on frequent basis
  7. Have a high attention to detail and be very responsive to constituents
  8. Have the desire to work for a Catholic Apostolate
  9. Acute sense of urgency – getting things done on time
  10. Goal-oriented, with excellent organizational skills
  11. Cooperative ability and flexible attitude
  12. Ability to be innovations and to “think outside the box”
  13. Determination to overcome all hurdles to achieve planned results
  14. Friendly, cheerful, high-energy, and professional disposition


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