Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Latin X Theologies

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

ID: 7081722
Posted: July 30, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time, open rank tenure stream position to begin Fall 2022 in Latinx Theologies. Candidates in Catholic theology may be hired at the rank of associate or full professor and may also be eligible for the Michael J Buckley SJ Endowed professorship in Catholic theology.

While the area of Christian theological specialization (theological anthropology, Christology, doctrine of God, etc.) is open, preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on Latinx communities in USA contexts, engages the lived religious experiences of these communities, and whose approach engages social scientific research methodologies. Candidates should demonstrate potential for excellent teaching, promise of a research program leading to scholarly publication, a capacity for service to the department, College, University, and profession, and understand and support the University’s Jesuit, Catholic mission. We are particularly interested in candidates familiar with inclusive pedagogical practices that would advance SCU goals of diversity and equity, and with demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.

Required qualifications include completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment, evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching primarily at the undergraduate level, and evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of peer-reviewed publication. This search is part of a cluster hire in “Race, Inequality, and Social Justice” taking place in seven departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For information on the department, visit The department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University is multidisciplinary, with twenty-four full-time continuing faculty representing a variety of fields in biblical, theological and religious studies. The department values interdisciplinarity, and so seeks candidates open to collaboration with the University’s Centers of Distinction and other programs and departments.

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. In addition, they are expected to and provide service to the department, College, University, and profession, as appropriate to rank.

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, and the integrated strategic plan, which includes as a central priority the goal of advancing contemporary theological studies, education and ministry (

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Also, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University annually collects and makes publicly available information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents (

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment (September 1, 2022).

2. Evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching in upper-division, lower-division and graduate classes is required.

3. Evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of publication in Latinx theologies is required


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