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Director of Marten Program

Department of Theology
Notre Dame, Indiana
To be determined
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Administrative
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full time faculty position as Director of the Marten Program for Homiletics and Liturgics ( The Director of the Marten Program bears the primary responsibility for teaching the introductory and advanced preaching courses. The candidate may also teach other graduate or undergraduate courses depending on departmental needs and the candidate’s areas of expertise. This position is open rank as either a tenured or tenure-track position, or an appointment as a non tenure-track Professor of the Practice.

The Director of the Marten Program is responsible for maintaining and building this program in accordance with the donors, who envisioned it to be a nation-wide program for the improvement of preaching in the Catholic Church in all its dimensions. As such the Marten Director works in collaboration with the Department Chair and the Director of the M.Div. program to maintain existing programming (including the annual Marten Lectures and regular preaching conferences) and to develop new programming related to preaching.

The successful candidate will be an experienced preacher. An ability to form pastoral leaders for a diverse Church and world is required. A doctoral degree in homiletics, liturgical studies, pastoral/practical theology, or an allied theological discipline is preferred. Likewise experience in ordained or lay ecclesial ministry in the Catholic Church and administrative experience are preferred.

The successful candidate will be drawn to the mission of the University of Notre Dame, which seeks a distinctive educational and scholarly excellence that is founded on its Catholic identity, and to the contribution of the Theology Department within that larger vision. Information about Notre Dame is available at, the Department of Theology at, and the University mission statement is at Applications must be received by October 1, 2022. Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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