Vice-President Academic and Dean

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College [SWC] seeks a full-time Vice-President Academic and Dean. Ph.D. and administrative experience are required. It is preferable that the candidate be capable of assuming some teaching responsibilities in one of the disciplines of the liberal arts. Current rank of Associate Professor or Professor is preferred.

Start date July 1, 2024 (negotiable). The position will remain open until filled, and is subject to budgetary approval. Potential candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College offers higher education in the Catholic tradition of the liberal arts. SWC gained authorization from the Province of Ontario to offer a three-year Bachelor of Catholic Studies degree in 2017, and the College is presently in the process of renewing consent for that degree. The College is also in the final stages of applying for a four–year Bachelor of Arts degree, with majors in history, literature, and classical and early-Christian studies. The VP Academic and Dean will play a crucial role in the implementation of these programs, if granted. SWC is fully faithful to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church and expects successful candidates to serve this mission; the Board of Directors requires teaching members to be faithful Catholics, to affirm in writing their fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and to teach in full accord with it.

Salary will be determined within the context of SWC’s nature as a non-profit organization.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

To apply, please submit by email a curriculum vitae and cover letter to:

Dr. Christine Schintgen, President
c/o Miss Kathryn Hart, Executive Assistant to the VP Academic and Dean
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College
P.O. Box 249 18 Karol Wojtyla Square
Barry’s Bay, Ontario, K0J 1B0 Canada

At a subsequent stage, strong candidates will be invited to submit three letters of recommendation (two academic and one pastoral), and a 500-word statement of how their faith impacts their administration and scholarship.

For more information, please call 1-613-756-3082, or toll free at 1-877-369-6520.

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.