The Honors College at Belmont Abbey College is seeking a candidate to serve as the Vilma György Pallos Chair in Classical and Liberal Education.

This candidate will also serve as the founding faculty member of the Master’s in Classical and Liberal Education program. As such, they will, in addition to teaching two graduate courses a semester, be expected to develop the program curriculum, recruit faculty, lead student recruitment efforts, and travel to promote the program. The candidate will need to work closely with the organizations partnering with Belmont Abbey College in providing this new M.A., including The CiRCE Institute and Institute for Catholic Liberal Education (ICLE) This position will report to the Dean of the Honors College.

Candidates may have a Ph.D. in one of many fields in the arts and sciences. Preferred fields include classics, English, theology, philosophy, history, or political science, mathematics, or any of the sciences.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

In addition, candidates must wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the College to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and a stable disposition of character to support our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, our staff, and the greater community. Finally, candidates must have a sincere appreciation and acceptance of our Catholic approach to education and an understanding of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Application Process

Please apply by email to facultysearch@bac.edu using the subject line “Honors College Search.” Include letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how you might contribute to the College’s Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as a teacher and mentor of students. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for 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.