Overview

The Honors College at Belmont Abbey invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate professor position to begin August 1, 2022.

Responsibilities will include a 4/4 teaching load, primarily in the Great Books program, and service to the students in the Honors College. Service includes being present at Honors College social and academic events, student advising, helping with recruitment, and contributing to the development of the program through fundraising and awareness efforts when appropriate.

First and foremost, a successful candidate must view his or her teaching in light of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and as directed towards having students encounter the fundamental human questions through the study of the great books of Western Civilization. The candidate should also be excited about helping to lead a community of morally serious and intellectually curious students.

As an interdisciplinary program, the position is open to those with the Ph.D in a number of fields. However, most faculty who teach in the program come from the humanities or social sciences.  Successful candidates should be excited about the possibility of teaching courses and texts that are not in their normal area of expertise and should be open to employing the Socratic seminar method of teaching. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

The successful candidate will be committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate 1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; 2) a philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and 3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is “guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning.”

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed.  Please apply by email to:  facultysearch@bac.edu using the subject line “Great Books Search.”  Include a letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the context of a Benedictine liberal arts college and how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)

See the College’s mission and vision statements (http://bit.ly/1ReoSgu), and a summary of the Hallmarks of Benedictine Education (http://bit.ly/1Mthujl).

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 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.

About Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College is an extraordinary Catholic, Benedictine and Liberal Arts institution rated among the top ten regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1876, its mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others. The beautiful and historic campus is conveniently located just five miles west of Charlotte, N.C.