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Seeking: Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture (Full Time)

Saint Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, a Roman Catholic graduate school, seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in Sacred Scripture with the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2020. The initial contract is for two years, with possibility of renewal or conversion to a tenure track position.

The successful applicant will hold a degree (Ph.D. or S.S.D. or S.T.D. preferred, ABD or S.S.L. or S.T.L. considered) in Sacred Scripture. The area of primary concentration will be in Hebrew or Christian Scripture. We stand in need of a secondary competency in Pastoral Theology, Sacramental/Liturgical Theology, or Catechesis/the New Evangelization. The successful candidate will teach a series of courses in the School’s graduate programs, including several that play a key role in the Diaconate and Pre-Seminary formation programs. A record of successful undergraduate or graduate teaching and scholarly theological activity is expected. Duties include a 3/3 course load (some courses to be delivered via hybrid/online educational contexts), continued professional and scholarly development, advisement, and active service to the School and its mission.

St. Bernard’s encourages applications from those who are able to commit to the School’s mission to educate and assist women and men in academic, ministerial, pastoral, and spiritual formation in accord with Ex Corde Ecclesiae. The successful candidate will be expected to petition the local bishop for the mandatum. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, an example of scholarly writing, and three professional references to (PDF format required). Review of applications will begin on December 5th and continue until the position is filled.

Saint Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, located in Rochester, New York, with extension sites in the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Syracuse, is a Roman Catholic graduate and professional school, educating and assisting women and men in academic, ministerial, interpersonal and spiritual formation for the purpose of serving the Church through various forms of ministry, for theological scholarship, and for Christian service in society. Saint Bernard’s operates under the original charter of the New York State Department of Education. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the US and Canada, Saint Bernard’s offers the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, the Master of Arts (Theological Studies), the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Theological Professions, the Master of Arts (Catholic Philosophy), and the Advanced Certificate in Pastoral Studies.

Saint Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry assumes a Ministerial Exception.

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