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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology

Assumption University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

Assumption University is a comprehensive, private Catholic liberal arts institution with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students.  
An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages people of color and others from underrepresented groups to apply.  
The University is in Worcester, Massachusetts, New England's second largest city that "combines the warmth of a small town with the convenience of a thriving city."  

Job Description:

The Department of Theology at Assumption University (Worcester, MA) invites applications for a two-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. Applicants should be demonstrably conversant with the entirety of the Catholic theological tradition and its reception in the patristic, medieval, modern, and contemporary periods.

Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching and advising as well as service to the theology department, the university, and the greater community. The ideal candidate would teach introductory and advanced courses in the University's major and minor programs in theology and in the University's core curriculum program. 

The candidate will also have the opportunity to teach courses within their area of expertise.  Candidates must also be able to provide evidence of scholarship.

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* Doctorate in theology by the date of hire;

* Experience teaching at the college level; 

* Candidates should actively contribute to the mission of the University and its Catholic and Assumptionist identity;

* Vaccinated and boostered for COVID-19, required;

Additional Information:

It is the policy of Assumption University that all employees be vaccinated and boostered against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by AU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources, after an offer of employment has been made.

Assumption University offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

A choice of 5 different pre-taxed, health insurance plan options

  • A 403(b), with up to a 9% employer match
  • Life insurance up to 2x the annual salary
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Parental Leave coverage
  • Bereavement leave
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Vacation days accrued per year 
  • Sick days accrued per year 
  • Personal days per year 
  • Paid holidays 
  • Remote Work Policy for those positions that support it
  • Christmas Break week in between Christmas and New Years off with pay
  • Easter Break off with pay
  • "Thank you Fridays" off with pay in June and July
  • Tuition remission for self, spouse, and dependent children
  • and more...

We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) current curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) research statement, (5) samples of representative research papers, and (6) transcripts from any colleges or universities attended. In the cover letter, we invite candidates to describe their experiences working with a diverse student body. Candidates should provide names and contact information for three references who can attest to the applicant's teaching and research experience and qualifications. We will begin review of materials in earnest on March 15, 2023

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