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Assistant Professor, Religious and Theological Studies

Employer
Salve Regina University
Location
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 24, 2023

Job Details



About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.


Job Description:

The Department of Religious and Theological Studies at Salve Regina University seeks a systematic theologian for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position. Ideal applicants will have expertise in contemporary Catholic theology, a love for the Humanities as part of undergraduate education, an ability to work with texts from related disciplines, and a commitment to student-centered teaching. Sensitivity to the religious pluralism and contemporary spiritual trends among our student body is important, as is substantive engagement with one or more of the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy (earth, immigration, nonviolence, racism, women). The successful candidate will be someone who can teach a variety of courses, has a clear research agenda, and is eager to work with the larger university community in support of our Catholic and Mercy mission.


Requirements:

A Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. is required, as is successful undergraduate teaching experience. ABD candidates will be considered, but only if all degree requirements will be completed by August 2024. The university's teaching load is 21 contact hours per year (3/4 or 4/3 course load).


Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):
  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center
Other available benefits include:
  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program
For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit https://salve.edu/human-resources/benefits .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.


Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter, resume and three professional references' contact information to submit letters of recommendation. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify . ( Spanish )

Application reviews will begin on December 1, 2023 and the process of determining finalists will close on December 15th, 2023.

URL: www.salve.edu

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 Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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