GENERAL INFORMATION

The Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2023 in Global Catholicism, with a focus on Catholicism in Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America.

The successful candidate will be able to teach courses that illustrate Catholicism’s participation in a globalized and multicultural religious landscape and how Catholicism is rich and multifaceted, with numerous, local, indigenized varieties. The successful candidate will engage in research in her/their/his scholarly discipline and will present and publish actively.  We welcome applicants with PhDs from across scholarly disciplines in theology and religious studies, including (though not limited to) history of Christianity, missiology, ecclesiology, ecumenical studies, interreligious dialogue, religious pluralism, and religious ethics.

This position will also allow opportunities to collaborate with Catholics & Cultures  (https://www.catholicsandcultures.org/), an initiative of the Rev. Michael C. McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture at Holy Cross that explores lived Catholicism across the world and which sponsors The Journal of Global Catholicism (https://www.catholicsandcultures.org/node/576). The successful candidate will also have opportunities to contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Africana Studies; Asian Studies; Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Catholic Studies, and Environmental Studies.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialogue among people from diverse perspectives as integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see​ ​http://holycross.edu/mission​). In your application please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the College’s mission ​and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit​ ​http://holycross.edu/diversity​.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/112764.

 Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in November/December 2022. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Zoom.

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.

 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,100 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

 

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