Belmont Abbey College invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Services (10-month, appointment) starting August 1, 2024.

The Department of Human Services is interdisciplinary drawing from the fields of addictions studies, counseling, social work, sociology, psychology, and public administration. We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services with concentrations in addictions studies, direct services, and human service leadership. The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load in both the traditional on-campus and online programs involving day and evening hours, as well as advise majors in the Department. In addition, all faculty are expected to contribute to the service of the college and maintain scholarly development.

The successful candidate must:
(1) have a terminal degree in human services or a closely related field (e.g., counseling, social work, sociology, psychology, etc.) before August 1, 2024, and
(2) be qualified to teach Introduction to Sociology as evidenced by
(a) a graduate degree in sociology
(b) 18 graduate credits in sociology or
(c) other academic preparation and professional background (e.g., prior teaching, research, service, and work in the field)
(d) A candidate who does not meet the qualification to teach Introduction to Sociology at the time of their hiring must be willing to complete 18 graduate credits in Sociology prior to the end of the second year at BAC.

The successful candidate will embrace the responsibility of supporting the college’s Catholic identity and value participation in an academic community grounded in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, dedicated to a Catholic, Benedictine educational vision. They will be able to articulate how they can contribute to this learning community, how their philosophy of education aligns with the Benedictine vision of education, how their work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, and how their faith informs their vocation as an educator and scholar.

Candidates with college teaching experience in the broad area of human services and those with post-baccalaureate experience in an area of human service delivery, social policy, advocacy, and/or non-profit administration will be given preference. The ideal candidate will be able to articulate their understanding of Catholic Social Teaching, work effectively in a cross-disciplinary setting, and have the desire to teach in the core curriculum as well as upper-level courses in human services.

Application Process

Please apply by email to facultysearch@bac.edu using the subject line “HUMAN SERVICES Search.”


(1) a letter of application (include in the letter your qualifications for teaching Introduction to Sociology)
(2) curriculum vita
(3) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate education
(4) two recent course syllabi (for candidates with prior teaching experience)
(5) a writing sample(s) at least 20 pages in length
(6) the names and contact information for at least three academic/professional references
(7) a statement of your philosophy of education in which you explain how your approach to education aligns with the Benedictine vision of education, is consistent with the Catholic intellectual tradition and Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and how your faith informs your vocation as educator and scholar.
(Official transcripts and 3 confidential letters of reference will be required for applicants chosen for an interview.)

A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed.

To apply for this job email your details to facultysearch@bac.edu

About Belmont Abbey College

Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates a diverse student body in the liberal arts and sciences. The College, which is more than 130 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, their excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom.  There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica.  In keeping with the monks’ age-old tradition of hospitality, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit of our students--aiming to exemplify the aspiration that our College motto encapsulates:  That in all things God may be glorified.

Click here to see the College’s mission and vision statements, and here to see a summary of the Hallmarks of Benedictine Education.