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Assistant Professor in Christian Theological and Social Ethics

Company: The Santa Clara University
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: September 17, 2023

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Assistant Professor in Christian Theological and Social Ethics page is loaded Assistant Professor in Christian Theological and Social Ethics Apply locations Santa Clara, CA time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago job requisition id R3764 Position Type:Assistant Professor in Christian Theological and Social EthicsPosition Type:RegularSalary Range: Tenure-stream assistant professor starting salary can range from $80,550 to $89,526, based on the number of years of teaching experience. B enefits are competitive. Recognizing the high cost of housing in the local area, the University has established two housing assistance programs for qualified faculty: [1] a rental assistance program and [2] a purchase assistance program. For details, please refer to: Purpose:The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Christian theological and social ethics, to begin Fall 2024. Areas of specialization are open, but they should complement existing SCU faculty strengths. Specific areas may include political ethics; economic ethics; ethics of globalization; war and peace; human rights; conscience; environmental/sustainability ethics; or bioethics/public health ethics. A strong candidate will offer evidence of engaging social issues from within the Christian tradition (broadly understood) using constructive and contextual methodologies. Candidates must demonstrate familiarity with and an ability to engage Catholic Social Teaching as well as a strong knowledge of the philosophical and theological dimensions of the current scholarly field of ethics nationally and/or globally. In addition, candidates should demonstrate research and teaching interests that bridge more theoretical ethical approaches (religious and philosophical) with pressing social, political, and cultural issues. Successful candidates will demonstrate that they pursue their scholarship and teaching within a framework committed to the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must also show potential for success in university-level teaching, an agenda for scholarship leading to publication in the areas of theological and social ethics, and an understanding of the University's Jesuit, Catholic mission. This is an in-person position. The College of Arts & Sciences is currently conducting its third cluster hire in the area of Inequality & Social Justice. It is possible that the person hired for this position will be included in the Fall 2024 cohort if their research/teaching is a strong fit. Cluster hire participants will receive mentorship and regular group meetings providing peer support and interdisciplinary intellectual community to support their scholarly and creative work. Located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the department, College or University.The department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University is multidisciplinary, with twenty-one full-time continuing faculty representing a variety of fields in biblical, theological and religious studies ( ). The successful candidate will offer a range of undergraduate courses that would serve the department's participation in the University's Core Curriculum ( ), our major and minor, as well as courses in our Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries ( ). The candidate will teach six courses per year on the quarter system.The successful candidate will be expected to develop a promising research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications and that potentially includes undergraduates, and will provide service to the department, College and University, as appropriate to rank. The department values interdisciplinarity, and so seeks candidates open to collaboration with the University's Centers of Distinction and other programs and departments.Applicants are invited to visit the University's website ( ) for background on Santa Clara's mission, scope of programs and degrees offered, faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and research, demographic information on the diverse student population we serve. They may also want to review the most recent integrated strategic plan, which includes as a central priority the goal of advancing contemporary theological studies, education and ministry ( ).Minimum Qualifications:Completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment (September 1, 2024). Evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching in upper-division, lower-division and graduate classes is required at the time of appointment. Evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of publication in an ethics-related subject is required.Preferred Qualifications:Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity. Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate studentDuties:TEACHING 1. Teach lower- and upper-division courses in the major and university core curriculum, as assigned by the chair, including lower-division courses such as The Christian Tradition and upper-level courses in theological and social ethics. SCU is on the quarter system and a typical load is two courses per quarter. Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively.b. Assigning and evaluating written work, projects, and exams that align with course or core learning objectives and providing timely feedback to students. c. Holding weekly office hours at times reasonably convenient to students.d. Assigning and submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate, and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline.e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations in each section for all courses. 2. Develop and teach courses that contribute to curriculum development in the relevant degree program and/or the university core. Faculty teaching university core courses should follow an approved syllabus or work with the chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee. 3. Participate in assessment of student learning for courses in the department. 4. Provide informed advice and mentoring to undergraduate students. 5. Fulfill other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or by the Chair of the Religious Studies DepartmentRESEARCH 1. Develop a research program at SCU that will result in the publication of peer-reviewed publications, monographs, and/or creative work per the department scholarship standards. 2. Preference will be given to candidates with a research program that can accommodate participation of undergraduates.SERVICE 1. Provide effective service to the Religious Studies Department, the College, the University and profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, leadership, and community service performed by virtue of professional expertise or association with the university as appropriate to rank and experience.Rank and Salary:Assistant Professor Tenure-stream assistant professor starting salary can range from $80,550 to $89,526, based on the number of years of teaching experience. B enefits are competitive. Recognizing the high cost of housing in the local area, the University has established two housing assistance programs for qualified faculty: [1] a rental assistance program and [2] a purchase assistance program. For details, please refer to: Full benefits are also available. More information is provided at Date: September 1, 2024Application Deadline: September 22, 2023Application ProcedureApplicants should submit (1) a cover letter or personal statement that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) a projected research agenda, (c) the applicant's experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities, (d) a statement on how the applicant's research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections and contribute to College or university priorities, and (e) the applicant's understanding of the mission of Santa Clara as a Jesuit, Catholic university; (2) a curriculum vitae and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (3) sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from any courses taught; (4) an example of scholarship (e.g., a dissertation chapter or in-press or published article); and (5) three letters of recommendation (applicants will submit reference contact information only, but should alert recommenders to reply to the request for a reference by the September 22, 2023 deadline). Submit all application materials through the hiring portal at .The health and safety of the university community is a top priority. -All Santa Clara University students, and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious -exemption. Please visit our - COVID-19 -webpage -for additional information.Work Authorization: A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.
EEO StatementEqual Opportunity/Notice of NondiscriminationSanta Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, , . Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).Clery Notice of AvailabilitySanta Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services -website . To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.Americans with Disabilities ActSanta Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources , and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at Similar Jobs (19) Assistant Professor - Department of Counseling Psychology (2 positions: LGBTQ+ and Substance Use & Addictions) locations Santa Clara, CA time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago Assistant Professor - Department of Education (Catholic Education specialty) locations Santa Clara, CA time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago About Us Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Santa Clara University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. This mandate allows for limited exemptions and a grace period for new hires to comply with the vaccination requirement.
Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States. Santa Clara University offers a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees with programs and resources designed to promote and sustain personal health care, well-being, and the financial objectives of our employees and families. Visit our benefits -page for more information.

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