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Assistant Professor, Theology
Opening date:  9/21/2018
Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
Internal Closing date:  
Bulletin No.:  2018  -  0936

Position Summary
Gannon University is committed to excellence in student-centered learning with an emphasis on student-learning outcomes.  The faculty work collaboratively with colleagues; deliver instruction; advise students; engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at Gannon; and engage in professional, University, and community service activities.  Must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.   

Area of expertise for this nine-month, tenure-track position includes an earned doctorate in Religious Studies, Theology, Ministry or related discipline and demonstrated teaching excellence in higher education with the ability to teach courses in moral theology, Bible, and foundational theology. Applicants should have a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and mentorship of both undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of the breadth of the Roman Catholic theological tradition and its contemporary application. Areas of preferred competency include feminist theology, black theology, comparative theology, or world religions.

Essential Functions
The functions below are detailed in the faculty handbook in Volume IV of the Institutional Policy Manual.   
  1. Teach 24 credit hours in the academic year or as otherwise specified by the faculty member’s appointment notice; student course evaluations are to be completed in each course.  Faculty are expected to employ sound pedagogical practices and to use technology as appropriate, including the University’s learning management system. Faculty shall assist with course revisions and curriculum development as needed.   
  2. Achieve appropriate student-learning outcomes in all courses taught.    
  3. Engage in scholarly pursuits pertinent to their academic discipline.  Scholarship, as defined by the Boyer model, includes:  The Scholarship of Discovery; The Scholarship of Integration: The Scholarship of Application; and The Scholarship of Teaching.   
  4. Participate in service to the University, the community and to their profession.  Attend convocations, commencement exercises, college meetings, and community meetings.   
  5. Participate in ongoing professional development.   
  6. Assist, advise, and mentor students enrolled in the University.   
  7. Fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of a faculty member as described in Volume IV of the Gannon University Institutional Policy Manual which contains the approved policies and procedures of the University concerning the terms and conditions of faculty employment at the University.  

Qualifications

Education:  An earned doctorate in Religious Studies, Theology, or related discipline.  

Rank:    In accordance with the University’s standards, Vice President for Academic Affairs awards initial rank at the time of employment.   

Licenses and Certifications:  As may be required for the discipline.   

University Mission:  Must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its strong liberal arts foundation that supports exemplary professional education programs.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to meet the physical demands associated with a busy academic environment.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a busy classroom and office setting.  

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