Assistant Professor of Theology

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 20, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.

Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.

Equal Employment Opportunity shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, and or ancestry. Stonehill College will adhere to the Federal Requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and its amendments, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Law, and all other applicable State and Federal laws. The College is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination. All employees and applicants will be treated fairly, equitably, and with courtesy. Stonehill College encourages diversity and welcomes individuals who will enrich the cultural and diverse experiences of the campus. In accordance with Massachusetts law, employees of Stonehill College are considered employees-at-will.

The position will begin in the Fall of 2022 and the applicant is expected to teach within and to help grow the College’s new (as of 2019) Theology Major. Ideal candidates should be theologians with a specific expertise in contemporary systematics, a strong historical and/or philosophical training, and an interest in the intersection between Roman Catholic theological traditions and contemporary culture.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This position entails teaching a 3-3 load with classes ordinarily limited to 25 students. In addition to at least one course per semester in their field, the applicant is expected each semester to teach at least one section (25 students) of the College’s required introduction to topics in religion within the General Education Program. 

Education & Experience

Successful applicants will have an active research agenda, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a Ph.D. or equivalent completed by January 2022. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, three letters of reference, sample syllabi, and a teaching statement where candidates are encouraged to address their commitment to, and/or experiences with, creating an inclusive environment in the classroom via the URL link:

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.  Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.   

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