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Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Religious Studies at Notre Dame of Maryland University (Baltimore, MD) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured, faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate professor, commencing in August 2022. Academic rank is commensurate with experience.


The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in systematic or historical theology, conferred by August 2022, and some experience teaching in those areas. The ideal candidate will also have some experience in teaching courses in practical theology. A willingness to support and advance Notre Dame of Maryland's mission is essential to this position, and the new faculty member will provide a focused education in the spirit of Mother Theresa Gerhardinger and the School Sisters of Notre Dame, aligned with the mission of both the SSND and the university. Teaching responsibilities will include regularly teaching in the university's core curriculum, such as the introductory course "Religion and the Big Questions" and courses in ecclesiology, history or world religions, women and religion, and Christology. The position also calls for creatively designing undergraduate courses in one's area of interest in order to expand the major and minor programs. The ideal candidate will have the ability and desire to teach both face-to-face and online courses to a diverse student population, which includes returning adult students.


The successful candidate will demonstrate strong skills in undergraduate teaching, with a willingness to work closely with undergraduate students. They will be committed to cultural diversity and have an active research agenda. The standard teaching load is a 3/4.


Notre Dame of Maryland University is a vibrant liberal arts institution that provides a high degree of individualized attention to undergraduate students. The department seeks to welcome a colleague who values working in a liberal arts and sciences environment and has a particular interest in collaborative scholarly work with students. Faculty are expected to be deeply involved in the life of the University, including advising students, supporting the work of faculty committees, and participating in university events.


All applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy 
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. Research statement 
  6. Name and contact information for three references


Additional Information:
Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.
For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.

Position is open until filled

Questions should be referred to Dr. Najeeb T. Haddad, Chair of Religious Studies at

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