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Lecturer Specializing in Scripture

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Religious Studies - 208490
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Position Summary:

At the University of Dayton, we are looking for new faculty whose passion aligns with our mission. If . . .
a focus on meaningful research that advances the common good,
exploration and implementation of innovative teaching approaches,
shaping the next generation of theology students,
engagement in impactful service opportunities,
and joining a collegial group of theology and religious studies faculty sounds appealing . . .
Then apply today!

Additionally, the Dayton area offers a low-cost of living; many people who are interested in and knowledgeable about aviation, bicycles, and space exploration; the nation’s largest paved trail network (340 miles!); and a merging of 5 waterways that lends its name to the Five Rivers MetroParks. It's a great place to live!

This position is a full-time lecturer position, for an anticipated term of two years and with possibility of renewal, specializing in Scripture starting August 16, 2021. Responsibilities include teaching the undergraduate introductory course in religion, general introductions to the Old Testament and New Testament, as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate scriptural courses. The typical teaching responsibility for the position is four courses per semester. The Department of Religious Studies offers introductory and advanced courses in the University's Common Academic Program for undergraduates, supports a major and minor in Religious Studies and Theology, offers M.A.s in Theological Studies and Pastoral Ministry, and features a Ph.D. in Theology, with a focus on U.S. Catholic experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Must have completed all requirements for doctorate in Scripture (Old Testament, New Testament, or both) or in Theology with a scriptural focus;
* Must demonstrate successful teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level
* Must show evidence of ability and interest for engaging Scripture in theologically and pastorally meaningful ways, through teaching, research, and/or service to church and community;
* Must articulate an ability to contribute to Catholic intellectual traditions and the characteristics of Marianist higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

* Demonstrate knowledge of Catholic intellectual traditions and the characteristics of Marianist higher education;
* Successful teaching experience as instructor of record;
* Successful experience with online and/or hybrid teaching;
* Record of quality scholarship;
* Abilities to serve, lead, and collaborate within a department;
* Abilities to serve and collaborate within the broader university community;
* Effective interpersonal communication skills;
* Effective oral communication skills;
* Commitment to breadth of education, including education of the whole person in the Marianist tradition and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application for the position consists of a letter of intent which addresses all the required qualifications listed above and as many preferred qualifications as apply, a c.v., unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, a summary of teaching evaluations or other evidence of successful teaching, and the contact information of three references. Letters of reference will be solicited at a later stage of the process. If the degree is not on the transcript, the applicant should make sure that they submit another form of evidence of degree completion.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at https://udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php



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