RE Tenure-track Position – Villanova University

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure-track position in religious and theological education at the rank of assistant professor.

The successful candidate will have expertise in the field of religious/theological education, including outcomes and evidence-based educational practices, curriculum development, and assessment in higher education. He/she also will have competency in pastoral studies or another area of studies that complements the Department’s research and teaching focus on “faith engaging culture.”

The candidate will offer courses for graduate students preparing for teaching careers in higher education and for careers in religious education and pastoral ministry. He/she will also teach the theology and religious studies College core curriculum course and other undergraduate and graduate courses that reflect his/her research expertise.

The person who fills the position should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, August 2015. He/she will have a rigorous research agenda and perform service to the Department, College, and the University. Publication, research, teaching, and service records should be commensurate with experience.

Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The Department especially encourages applications from ethnic minorities and members of other underrepresented groups.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian Order located in the culturally diverse Philadelphia metropolitan area. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Review of complete applications begins September 15, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. For information about Villanova University and the Department, please consult our web-site at The position is contingent on final administrative approval.

Direct inquiries to trsearch3 [at] villanova [dot] edu. To apply, submit all material electronically at A complete application includes: letter of interest, current resume, writing sample, transcripts (unofficial copies), statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of reference.

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