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Adjunct, Theology

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Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sju.edu. Complete applications are to include a cover letter, C.V., and contact information for three professional references. A statement on pedagogy is helpful but not required. This is a pooled position from which Adjunct will be hired. This pooled position will serve as an electronic file and replace receiving paper CV’s. As openings occur, we will search for candidates from this pool. Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/V/D

Position Information

Position Information (Default Section)

Position Title: Adjunct, Theology
Full Time or Part Time Status: Part-Time, Temporary
If Part Time, hours per week: 3-12 hours per week
If temporary, please provide a start and end date:

Semester by Semester

Job Type: No Response
Position Summary or Faculty Qualifications

Saint Joseph’s University’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies has an ongoing need for highly qualified adjunct faculty to staff a variety of courses each semester in Christian Theology. Professionals with experience and a passion for teaching college undergraduates will be given preference. Individuals should be familiar with the University’s mission as Jesuit and Catholic and comfortable working within that milieu. At the same time, applicants should be aware that theology, as taught in this institution, does not assume any particular religious background and emphasizes critical thinking and careful analytical skills.

Part-time adjunct faculty may instruct 1 or 2 courses each semester on an “as needed” basis. Courses available for adjunct staffing are offered during the day and also in the evening in 14 week format, occasionally online. Our primary need for courses in Theology is for the signature core course Faith, Justice and The Catholic Tradition. Other courses available for adjunct staffing may include:
New Testament
Christian Ethics
Theology and Science

For further information about the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, please visit our web site at http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/cas/theology/index.html.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching of specified course(s)

Preparation of all teaching materials

Grade reporting

Providing course specific support and guidance to students

Secondary Responsibilities:
Minimum Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Theology or a closely related major

Preferred Qualifications:

ABD or PhD in any theological subdiscipline.

Previous teaching experience.

Willingness to be flexible in class scheduling.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

May require standing for periods up to 75 minutes, talking for periods up to 75 minutes and transport of course materials.

Additional Information:
Position Classification: Faculty
Union: None
Number of direct reports to this position: 0
Number of indirect reports to this position:
Department: 212030 - Theology & Religious Studies
Date Open to Internal Applicants: 06/02/2017
Date Open to External Applicants: 06/02/2017
Job Close Date: 05/31/2018
Open Until Filled No
Open to: Internal and External Applicants
Special Instructions:

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sju.edu. Complete applications are to include a cover letter, C.V., and contact information for three professional references. A statement on pedagogy is helpful but not required. This is a pooled position from which Adjunct will be hired. This pooled position will serve as an electronic file and replace receiving paper CV’s. As openings occur, we will search for candidates from this pool.

Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.
EOE M/F/V/D

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you possess?
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctoral Degree
  2. * Please specify your areas of specialization.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please indicate which statement best fits your teaching experience.
    • No Response
    • No teaching experience
    • Teaching experience but not at a university
    • Teaching experience at a university
  4. * Based upon the list of courses available for adjunct teaching in this department, please indicate the course or courses in which you are interested.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate how you FIRST learned of this position
    • Internal Job Announcement
    • Periodic search of the SJU website
    • Employee Referral (Specify name of employee below)
    • On-line Advertisement (Please specify source below)
    • Social Media (Please specify venue below)
    • Email Announcement (Please specify listserv or other source below)
    • Print Advertisement (Please specify source below)
    • Networking Event or Conference (Please specify event name and date below)
    • Job Fair (Please specify event name and date below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  6. * Per the question above, please specify the name of the venue or place where you FIRST learned of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Other Document Specified in Posting
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Sample of Scholarly Writings
  3. Teaching Evaluations
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Transcript