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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.

Maintenance Technician, Full-Time

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Maintenance Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the routine maintenance of all buildings and grounds on campus, including the carpentry, plumbing, HVAC and electrical aspects comprised in these areas.


  1. Routine maintenance of all electrical fixtures throughout all buildings and grounds.
  2. Routine maintenance of general plumbing to include fixtures, well pumps, pressure tanks, water heaters, water softeners, and chlorination systems.
  3. Routine maintenance and replacement of locks, closures and related mechanisms in all buildings.
  4. Work with contracted services brought in for general grounds maintenance, HVAC systems, and any other needed areas.
  5. Routine maintenance of all mechanical equipment at Waste Water Treatment Plant and drying beds; in consultation with the Plant Operator, advise Maintenance Manager of all needed repairs.
  6. Comply with work order, scheduling and preventive maintenance policies and procedures of the college.
  7. Training and supervision of work study students assigned to department.
  8. Advise the Maintenance Manager of all needed repairs and improvements to the buildings and grounds on campus.
  9. Responsible for snow removal and maintaining parking lots and driveway areas.
  10. Other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Manager.


  1. Must be available to work on a rotating shift schedule that includes Saturday work during the academic year.
  2. Minimum 3 years related work experience.
  3. Ability to demonstrate generalist’s knowledge of trades (carpentry, electricity, plumbing and mechanical systems).
  4. Ability to interact in professional manner with college faculty, staff and students.
  5. Ability to use a computer and/or mobile device to maintain logs and inventories; respond to service requests and emails; manage work orders in the computerized maintenance management system.
  6. Must be willing to upgrade skills through seminars and continuing education.
  7. This position is designated as essential personnel and, during inclement weather and emergency situations, is required to be available to the College as needed.


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