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The Department of English Language and Literature at Christendom College seeks two full-time faculty appointments to begin August 15, 2020. These are entry-level positions.

One of the positions will be for a specialist in Romantic/Victorian literature; we are open to the area of specialization regarding the second position. The successful candidates 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. See this website for more information on the Christendom Mission and Vision statements, curriculum, and student life.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019. Screenings will continue until the positions are filled.

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 to Dr. Lisa Marciano, Department of English Language and Literature, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Dr., 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.

  • 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.
  • Administrative Assistant to the Executive Vice President – initially Part-time (20-25 hours/week):

    RESPONSIBLE TO: Executive Vice President (EVP)

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and organizational support to the EVP and, on occasion, to members of the Executive Council and President’s office, under the direction of the EVP.


    1. Manage EVP’s appointments and calendar
    2. Manage EVP’s engagements, travel and scheduling needs
    3. Manage, edit, and handle appropriate correspondence and drafting for the EVP
    4. Maintain files for the EVP
    5. Support and coordinate projects, events, and reports as assigned by the EVP
    6. Assist with general organization and hospitality needs for EVP’s office
    7. Support the EVP with his donor cultivation duties, e.g. donor hospitality, donor gifts and cards
    8. Support the EVP in work with Executive Council and various direct reports
    9. Assist EVP in organizing accreditation, strategic planning and management efforts
    10.  Assist in preparing annual departmental budget and expense reports
    11.  Other duties as discussed and assigned


    • A deep desire to support the mission of Christendom College.
    • Ability to be an excellent member of a team and to build strong working relationships
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skill
    • The ability to handle information with complete confidentiality
    • The ability to plan, prioritize, organize, and carry out multiple projects concurrently
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
    • A college degree with at least three years of experience in administrative support

    If interested, please email your resume and a cover letter to hr@christendom.edu and complete the Christendom College Job Application found on this website. Salary will depend on experience.



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