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Lecturer, Catholic Studies, Sacred Heart University

  • May 04, 2023 2:21 PM
    Message # 13191303
    Daniel Rober (Administrator)

    The College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Catholic Studies invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure track (Lecturer) faculty position in Catholic Studies with the ability to contribute to the University's new Institute for Sustainability and Social Justice, beginning Fall 2023. This position is open-discipline within the humanities and social sciences - this might include candidates with degrees in English/Languages, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theology.  

    Candidate must be able to teach the University's signature Human Journey Seminars: Great Books in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Teaching (4/4 load) will consist of Human Journey Seminars I and II (CIT 201 and 202), First-Year Writing Seminar (FYWS 125) and discipline-appropriate Foundational Core courses, with upper-level Catholic Studies courses available based on department needs. Service will include participating in Sacred Heart's freshman advising program and assisting with programming put on by the department, Center for Catholic Studies, and Institute for Sustainability and Social Justice.


    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline and demonstrate excellence in teaching. Teaching and scholarship intersecting with Catholic thought is required; experience with seminar pedagogy is highly desirable.

    Additional Information:

    Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Inclusive Excellence

    Inclusive Excellence is the recognition that our institution's success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alums, and surrounding community. It is a mastery of inclusion that fosters a consistent sense of belonging. Inclusive Excellence is aspirational and is the pillar that guides the mission, vision, and function of this unit.

    To achieve Inclusive Excellence, our personal and organizational responsibilities are to:

    • Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed.
    • Participate in educational and developmental activities to increase awareness and competencies of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole.
    • Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Inclusive Excellence statements.

    Application Instructions:

    Interested and well-qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. course evaluation data, observation reports, etc.), and contact information for three letters of reference (who will be contacted only if you receive an interview).  Only applications through this platform will be considered.  Review of applications will begin immediately; deadline for priority consideration is June 2, 2023. Questions may be directed to Daniel Rober,, chair of the search committee.

    Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.


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