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Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in the Department of Religious Studies and Montserrat Program

College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, Massachusetts (US)
Nationally Competitive
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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

Job Details

The Department of Religious Studies and the Montserrat Program at the College of the Holy Cross invite applications for a visiting full-time faculty position in the area of Ethics for the 2024-2025 academic year to begin in August 2024.The visiting faculty member will teach 3 courses each semester: 2 in Religious Studies and 1 in Montserrat as follows:

Fall 2024

Two sections of Contemporary Christian Morality (RELS 141):

This course addresses the implications of Christian belief and identity for personal and social morality. Readings examine fundamental ethics of moral agency, human freedom, conscience, sin, suffering and virtue, as well as the method and themes of Catholic social teaching. The final part of the course explores several areas of contemporary ethical concern including the use of violence, human sexuality, healthcare, and the environment.

One Montserrat seminar to be determined in consultation with the Director of Montserrat: 

Montserrat is our innovative first-year program that provides all incoming students with a dynamic introduction to the liberal arts. Montserrat faculty design their own seminars that are nested within themed clusters and they work with a small group of students (~16) to study a topic in-depth, incorporating multidisciplinary perspectives over two semesters. Montserrat invites students into a lively intellectual and social community that encourages engagement with a broad range of themes and issues.

Spring 2025

Two sections of Medical Ethics (RELS 230):

This course examines important developments in contemporary medical ethics considered in the context of the wider cultural assumptions of western philosophical traditions, the rise of the technological imperative, market capitalism, and globalization. These are brought into conversation with theological commitments to human dignity, the pursuit of virtue, the common good and the option for the poor. Topics to be considered will include healthcare relationships, treatment decisions, beginning and end of life issues, research using human subjects, the just distribution of healthcare resources, reproductive technologies, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and health and human rights.

One Montserrat seminar linked to the fall semester with the same students and in the same themed cluster.

Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester and are eligible for research and professional development support as well as taxable reimbursement of relocation costs up to $3000, according to the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. Faculty at the College cultivate a richly diverse academic community, pursue innovative teaching, and create high-impact scholarship. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit our Prospective Faculty page.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. Ph.D. required by the beginning of the appointment.


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, a current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching, transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see​ ​​) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring, or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit​ ​​.

College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications. Please submit all application materials to Materials submitted through any other means will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by April 30, 2024. Questions about this search may be directed to Caroline Johnson Hodge, Chair of Religious Studies (

College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,100 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate an enduring commitment to academic excellence and who embrace the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.


The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.


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