Chair, Department of Theology & Philosophy

Divine Word College, A Roman Catholic Seminary College located in Epworth, IA, invites applications for a Department Chair position in Theology & Philosophy. We seek a Catholic theologian with a proven record of teaching, serious commitment to scholarship, and some administrative experience.

The Department of Theology & Philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Religious Studies, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, an Associate of Arts degree in Theology and Religious Studies, and a minor in Philosophy. Faculty in the Department also contribute courses toward the College’s core curriculum.

Divine Word College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty who enjoy working in our multicultural environment. Many of our students are international, representing over twenty countries. We, therefore, encourage applications from women and minorities who will enrich our cultural diversity and contribute to the quality of our curriculum.

A doctorate in theology in the Catholic tradition from an accredited institution of higher education is required. Candidates should be able to teach a variety of courses in theology at the undergraduate level. The Chair will model current best practices in teaching that include effective use of teaching technology. The Chair will teach two courses per semester, in addition to performing administrative responsibilities that include: determine faculty teaching schedules; cultivate a quality faculty through mentoring and effective annual evaluation; assure continuous improvement of the programs in the Department through program review and assessment of student learning; provide leadership and collaborate with colleagues and administration in developing new courses; encourage and facilitate faculty professional engagement; recruit and supervise adjuncts; organize student advisement; plan and manage the departmental operating budget; work collaboratively with the other chairs and the administration; understand and promote the mission and core values of the College; and support the College’s Strategic Plan. The position is available in August, 2015

Those who wish to apply should send the following documents: a letter describing teaching, research interests, and administrative experience and how they fit the mission of DWC; a statement of teaching philosophy; a sample of scholarly writing; and contact information (name, phone, email) of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send all application materials to: dpuccio@dwci.edu. Additional information about the College is available at: www. dwci.edu.

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