Job Opportunities
Full-time Faculty Member at Holy Apostles College & Seminary

September 14, 2020

Holy Apostles College & Seminary is seeking to hire a full-time faculty member for its on-campus undergraduate philosophy and pre-theology programs. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a grounding in the perennial philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas (per the “Decree on the Reform of Ecclesiastical Studies of Philosophy” (2011) from the Congregation for Catholic Education) so that he or she is able to ensure Catholic seminarians “develop an understanding of the relationship between faith and reason and the relationship and interaction between philosophy and theology” (Program of Priestly Formation, 5th Edition, para. 153). 

Applicants must be supportive of the mission of a Catholic college, as outlined in Ex corde ecclesiae, and supportive of the charism of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles; demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Catholic philosophical tradition; and be dedicated to high quality liberal arts teaching at a residential college and seminary. The qualified candidate holds a doctoral degree in philosophy and has a thorough grounding in the history of philosophy, stands within and can articulate well the philosophia perennis of the Catholic intellectual tradition, and provides evidence of quality teaching experience.  

 Salary and rank commensurate with experience. CVs and cover letters that demonstrate a familiarity with the papal instruction in the philosophical education of college seminarians preparing for priestly formation should be emailed to the attention of the Dr. Lisa Gulino D.Min. Academic Dean for on-Campus programs. lgulino@holyapostles.edu.  

 

Holy Apostles College and Seminary

33 Prospect Hill Road

Cromwell, CT 064146

https://holyapostles.edu/

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position at Franciscan University of Steubenville

June 25, 2020

The Department of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2021.

The ideal candidate will possess expertise in the personalist tradition of realist phenomenology. Additional expertise in the Thomistic tradition is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in philosophy, a track record of teaching excellence, an active research program (publications preferred), devotion to service, support for the university mission, and a willingness to take the Oath of Fidelity.

To apply, please submit: a cover letter, C.V., evidence of undergraduate teaching effectiveness (including evaluations); a statement of your teaching philosophy and how it fits with the vision of Catholic higher education expressed in Ex corde Ecclesiae; a statement of understanding of the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville; three letters of reference; and official transcripts. All materials must be submitted electronically to Dr. Logan Gage (Chair, Philosophy Search Committee) via Mrs. Carrie Libetti (clibetti@franciscan.edu), Academic Affairs, Franciscan University of Steubenville. Review of completed applications will begin on August 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, see http://www.franciscan.edu/EmploymentListings/. Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Open Position Announcement

February 17, 2020

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin in August of 2020. AOS: open. AOC: the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic philosophical tradition, the history of Western philosophy, virtue ethics. Teaching load: 21 credit hours per academic year in a 9-3-9 Fall-Winter-Spring schedule.

The qualified applicant is a generalist who holds a doctoral degree in philosophy or is ABD but will have defended prior to the Fall of 2020, has a thorough grounding in the history of philosophy, stands within and can articulate well the philosophia perennisof the Catholic intellectual tradition, and provides evidence of quality teaching experience.

The candidate must possess a strong commitment to a liberal education and undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will teach regularly in the university's core curriculum, and teach a range of courses, including logic, Western philosophy, philosophical anthropology, and ethics. The position offers opportunities for creatively designing upper-division courses that attract students to further study of philosophy. The candidate will also advise and mentormajors and minors, and supervise capstone theses.

While excellence as an educator is the top priority, the successful candidate will also engage in scholarship and service, and participate in department meetings and campus committee work, especially collaborating with Campus Ministry. In addition candidates should possess the potential and desire to assume some administrative departmental duties. These duties include overseeing program adjuncts, course scheduling and development, assessing program offerings, and promoting the program within the university and the larger community.

Successful candidates must also demonstrate a willingness to support and advance Mount Mercy’s mission as a Catholic university as outlined in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, providing student-focused education in the spirit of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, the religious order that founded the university. This position also requires significant fluency in, explanation of, and active advocacy for the Catholic intellectual and philosophical tradition in the MMU campus community. Strong preference will be given to applicants who are practicing Catholics willing to make a profession of faith according to Can. 833.7, and to collaborate with the local Church in joint programming. 

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit (a) a letter of application that includes a statement outlining how the candidate's abilities would contribute to MMU's Catholic, Mercy, and liberal arts identity, (b) a current curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) transcripts of all graduate work, (e) evidence of excellence in teaching, (f) a research dossier and a sample of the candidate's scholarly writing, not to exceed 25 pages, and (g) three professional letters of recommendation, submitted separately by the recommenders. Submissions should be emailed as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to: hr@mtmercy.edu with the subject line, "Philosophy Faculty." Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered. Application materials submitted on paper will not be reviewed.

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1800 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs. The picturesque campus located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is equidistant from Minneapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis.

Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.

Providence College Provost Search

February 13, 2020
Providence College in Providence, RI is currently searching for a new Provost. The formal announcement can be found on the Providence College website here. The position description available on the website includes application information (the application window closes in early March), as well as an overview of Providence College’s current strengths and opportunities. Among other qualifications, applicants "must have a strong and demonstrated commitment to Catholic higher education and a substantive appreciation for the Dominican intellectual, spiritual, and pedagogical tradition.”

Raymond Hain, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Associate Director, Humanities Program
128 Siena Hall
Providence College
Providence, RI 02908
rhain@providence.edu
401.865.2477
President for Dominican University College (DUC)

February 7, 2020 


Dominican University College (DUC),
first established in Ottawa, Ontario in 1900, by the Canadian Province of the Dominican Order, is one of the oldest university colleges in the nation’s capital whose roots lie at the very beginning of the development of universities in Europe. With its specialization in philosophy and theology, DUC is devoted to the search for truth in an environment which nourishes critical thinking, amicable dialogue and a unique educational experience. This historical institution is located on a campus minutes from downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill with another near Mount Royal in Montreal. Guided by its noble mission to cultivate the habits of academic and human excellence, DUC fosters a rich and vibrant Dominican tradition within a fully bilingual environment while engaging openly with various disciplines, backgrounds and faiths that provide the foundation for students to actualize their potential to propose creative solutions for the world’s most complex challenges.

At this important juncture, as the current DUC President’s term is ending at the end of the academic year, an engaging, visionary and strategic leader is sought. The new President must possess an inspirational style of leadership, encouraging faculty, staff, students, and alumni to see the world in new ways and encouraging them to recognize the role they and the University play in changing it for the better. A strong communicator and champion for the University and its espoused values, they must be capable of navigating a range of audiences and demonstrating to others—in a compelling manner—why Dominican University College is an excellent place to study and work, pursue ideas, partner with, and invest in. 

The ideal candidate for President possesses an advanced university degree and, through significant post-secondary experience, a solid understanding of the social, political and financial opportunities and challenges facing post-secondary education in Ontario and Quebec. As such, they will have a track record of promoting and sustaining teaching and research excellence, possess a creative and entrepreneurial mindset, and recognize and understand the challenges of teaching philosophy and theology in today's Canadian society. The new President will possess the leadership skills and administrative experience to advance the University on all fronts, while honouring the deep traditions and values that are integral to the DUC and the Dominican Order’s mission. They must have an open, collegial and transparent leadership style, notable interpersonal skills, experience with government relations at all levels, and a deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion with an abiding respect for the principles of collegial governance. An excellent command of Canada's two official languages, both written and spoken, is also required.

To explore this exceptional leadership opportunity, please contact Dominik Legault of Odgers Berndtson at dominik.legault@odgersberndtson.com or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/16122.

The Dominican University College and Odgers Berndtson are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services and we are also fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts.

 

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Le Collège universitaire dominicain (CUD), fondé en 1900 à Ottawa, en Ontario, par la province canadienne de l’Ordre des Dominicains, est l’un des plus anciens collèges universitaires de la capitale nationale dont les racines remontent à la fondation des toutes premières universités en Europe. Spécialisé en philosophie et en théologie, le CUD se consacre à la recherche de la vérité dans un environnement propice à la pensée critique et au dialogue amical, tout en offrant une expérience éducative unique. Ce collège historique est situé sur un campus à quelques minutes du centre-ville d’Ottawa et de la colline du Parlement et possède un autre établissement près du mont Royal à Montréal. Guidé par sa noble mission de cultiver l’excellence sur les plans humain et universitaire, le CUD poursuit une tradition dominicaine riche et dynamique dans un milieu entièrement bilingue et interagit avec des gens appartenant à d’autres disciplines, milieux culturels et croyances afin de procurer aux étudiants les fondements sur lesquels ils peuvent s’appuyer pour actualiser leur potentiel et proposer des solutions créatives aux problèmes les plus complexes d’aujourd’hui.

Puisque le mandat de son président actuel prend fin à la fin de la présente année universitaire, le CUD est à la recherche d’un dirigeant mobilisateur, visionnaire et stratégique. Le nouveau président doit posséder un style de leadership inspirant et savoir inciter les professeurs, le personnel, les étudiants et les diplômés à voir le monde sous de nouvelles perspectives et à reconnaître le rôle qu’ils jouent, eux-mêmes et l’université, afin de pouvoir contribuer à son amélioration. Excellent communicateur et ardent défenseur de l’université et de ses valeurs, le président devra être en mesure de s’adresser à un large éventail de publics et rendre compte – de manière convaincante – pourquoi le CUD est un excellent établissement où étudier, travailler, mettre de l’avant des idées, et auquel on veut s’associer et qu’il vaut la peine de financer. 

Le candidat idéal est titulaire d’un diplôme d’études supérieures et, fort d’une vaste expérience du milieu de l’enseignement postsecondaire, il connaît très bien les possibilités et les contraintes sociales, politiques et financières propres à ce milieu en Ontario et au Québec. À cet égard, son parcours professionnel est marqué par la promotion de l’excellence en enseignement et en recherche. Doté d’un esprit créatif et entrepreneurial, il reconnaît et comprend les enjeux liés à l’enseignement de la philosophie et de la théologie dans la société canadienne d’aujourd’hui. Le nouveau président possède les aptitudes en leadership et l’expérience administrative nécessaires pour faire avancer l’université sur tous les fronts, tout en restant fidèle aux traditions et aux valeurs bien enracinées qui font partie intégrante du CUD et de la mission de l’Ordre dominicain. Il sait exercer un leadership ouvert, collaboratif et transparent et possède des compétences interpersonnelles remarquables de même qu’une expérience des relations avec tous les niveaux de gouvernement. En outre, il est résolument engagé à l’égard de l’équité, de la diversité et de l’inclusion, et ce, en tout respect des principes de gouvernance collégiale. Une excellente maîtrise des deux langues officielles du Canada, écrites et parlées, est également requise.

Si cet éminent poste de direction vous intéresse, veuillez communiquer avec Dominik Legault d’Odgers Berndtson à dominik.legault@odgersberndtson. Si vous souhaitez poser votre candidature en toute confidentialité, veuillez postuler ici :  http://www.odgersberndtson.com/fr/carrieres/16122.

Le Collège universitaire dominicain et Odgers Berndtson s’engagent en faveur de l’équité en matière d’emploi et de la diversité en milieu de travail. Les candidatures venant de femmes, de minorités visibles, de personnes handicapées, d’Autochtones ainsi que de membres de la communauté LGBTQ+ sont encouragées et reçues avec considération. Notre firme s’engage à fournir aux personnes handicapées l'égalité des chances et des normes en matière de biens et de services, et nous respectons pleinement les lois provinciales applicables en matière d’invalidité.