One-year, full-time Professor of Classical and Early Christian Studies

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (Ontario, Canada) announces the opening of a one-year, fulltime faculty position in the Department of Classical & Early Christian Studies, to begin August 2024. By the time of the appointment, the candidate should possess a PhD in Classics, early Christianity, or related field, and be competent to teach Latin at all levels. The candidate must be willing to affirm fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and support the fostering of authentic Catholic culture through the liberal arts. Preference will be shown for candidates with expertise in Early Christian Studies.

This role will also involve substantial administrative service, as interim Chair of Classical and Early Christian Studies, so experience in academic administration would be an asset.

The campus of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College is located in Barry’s Bay, a town of fewer than 2,000 people in the picturesque Madawaska Valley of Eastern Ontario. The area boasts pristine lakes, rocky hills and pine forests. The College overlooks Lake Kamaniskeg—which in the Algonquin language of the area’s first inhabitants means “beautiful bay.” The College’s setting, small size and high faculty-to-student ratio foster a uniquely effective teaching and learning environment.

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Interested parties should send a cover letter and C.V. to Ms. Kathryn Hart, the executive assistant to the Vice President Academic and Dean, at khart@seatofwisdom.ca.

To apply for this job email your details to khart@seatofwisdom.ca

About Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College

Students at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College benefit from an intellectually stimulating and academically challenging post-secondary liberal arts program provided by quality Catholic professors. The low student-teacher ratio allows for personal attention and ample discussion, and our students typically excel in the fields of study they go on to pursue.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College currently offers a 3-year Bachelor of Catholic Studies degree, as well as one-, two-, and three-year certificates in the classical liberal arts. This degree is being accepted by some institutions for direct admittance to graduate programs, and we are currently working on agreements with more institutions. Our next goal is a 4-year honours degree, and as we work towards that, students who wish to have an honours degree will still be able to complete a 4th year at numerous institutions in Canada, the US, and internationally.  In most cases our students have been able to get an honours degree from one of these colleges or universities with just one additional year of study.

Our program features courses in Philosophy, Theology, Literature, History, Languages, Mathematics, Music, Fine Arts, and Natural and Social Science. These studies help to deepen the student’s appreciation of the richness of his or her Catholic faith, and offer the intellectual tools needed to be an effective apostle in the third millennium.

Our identity as a faithful Catholic institution is of utmost importance at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College. Our students study, pray and live in a vibrant Catholic atmosphere where all the professors are faithful to the Magisterium. There is the opportunity for daily Mass, confession and devotions, and the Faith is joyfully lived out in both residence and social life.

Catholic Theology and Philosophy are part of our core curriculum, and students who have studied at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom are well prepared to live and defend their Faith in the world. At Seat of Wisdom, our students, faculty and staff work and pray together in a community where we are all striving toward a common ultimate goal – Heaven, for ourselves and for those God brings into our lives.