Open Rank Faculty Appointment in Sacred Scripture


Christendom Graduate School of Theology, Alexandria, VA

For more information or to apply, contact:

Olivia Colville, Search Assistant
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Christendom Graduate School of Theology
4407 Sano Street
Alexandria, VA22312

Position Description:

Christendom Graduate School of Theology invites applications for an open-rank position in sacred Scripture to begin August 2018. Preferred AOC is either OT or NT. The ideal candidate’s work will reflect concern with the intersection of biblical studies and theology, especially in patristic exegesis. Applicants must possess a PhD, SSD or equivalent. Senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have expertise in biblical languages and be conversant with the historiography of ancient Judaism and/or early Christianity, committed to Catholic hermeneutical principles, willing to take the Oath of Fidelity, and willing to seek a mandatum from the local Ordinary.

Christendom Graduate School of Theology, located in Alexandria, VA, was founded in 1969 by Msgr. Eugene Kevane as the Notre Dame Pontifical Catechetical Institute and merged to become an organ of Christendom College in 1997. Christendom College, founded in 1977, is a four-year coeducational Roman Catholic Liberal Arts College located in Front Royal, VA. The Graduate School offers the Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree as well as the Apostolic Catechetical Diploma at its main campus in Alexandria, VA. All courses for the MA may be taken on campus, online, or in a combination of both formats. The Graduate School also offers residential summer courses at the main undergraduate campus in Front Royal. In addition to its regular MA curriculum, the Graduate School co-sponsors, with the Institute on Religious Life, the Vita Consecrata Institute—a summer program of theological study and spiritual renewal for religious, priests, and other consecrated persons. Further information about the Christendom Graduate School of Theology may be found at the following URL: <>.

The ideal candidate should have a passion for both teaching and research, complement our program’s focus on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, express evidence of success in the classroom, and demonstrate a commitment to scholarly excellence in the Catholic tradition. Average expected on-campus teaching load is 2/2 with additional online teaching subject to the needs of the school. The appointee will also provide MA thesis direction and fulfill other roles of administration and service to the school as needed.

Applicants must submit a single dossier containing the following items:

• Cover letter

• CV

• Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable for the initial review)

• Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation

Applicants are also encouraged to submit up to three writing samples (not to exceed 10,000 words each).

Cover letters should outline the applicant’s approach to teaching and set forth a realistic, well defined research program. Applicants should also reflect their understanding of and willingness to support the mission of Christendom College, indicating how their background fits the particular mission of the Graduate School.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by Nov. 15, 2017. Incomplete or piecemeal applications will not be considered. Complete dossiers, directed to Dr. Robert J. Matava, Dean of the Graduate School, should be submitted electronically or by mail to the search assistant, Olivia Colville, at the following address.

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