English and Catholic Studies Faculty


University of Mary


English and Catholic Studies Faculty


The University of Mary invites applications for a joint faculty position in Catholic Studies and English, to begin in the fall semester, 2024. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank. Rank is open and area of emphasis within English is open, with preference for rhetoric, composition, or medieval or classical literature. Candidates with demonstrated ability to teach and research in the discipline of English while engaging the broader Catholic intellectual tradition are desired. Applicants should excel in teaching, demonstrate evidence of supporting student formation outside of the classroom, and have an active research agenda. The teaching load is 4/4.


This joint-appointment position entails commitment to both the English program and Catholic Studies, a vibrant and apostolic program seeking the education of the whole of a student’s life through community engagement, individual mentoring, and a dedication to initiating students into the Catholic intellectual tradition. Key aspects of Catholic Studies at Mary are outlined here, for applicants to consider carefully: http://www.umary.edu/KeyAspects.


The successful candidate is expected to understand, support, and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see http://www.umary.edu/about/mission/missionidentity.php).


The successful candidate will:


• Hold an M.A. degree or higher in English (Ph.D. preferred, ABD candidates will be considered)

• Demonstrate excellence in teaching

• Show evidence of an active research agenda

• Uphold and support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary

• Support the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities

• Build a culture of ready and earnest hospitality, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ


The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, Mary offers distinguished, professionally-focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, global and civic service, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty. As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, Mary offers exceptional educational value as well as outstanding scholarship and financial aid opportunities. The University of Mary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.


For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Go37Hy6QrVs


How to Apply:


Qualified candidates are asked to provide:


• Cover letter that addresses your interest in this position and commitment to supporting the mission of the University of Mary

• Teaching evaluations if available

• Curriculum Vitae

• Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (unofficial copies are acceptable)

• Three references

• Writing sample

Confidential letters of recommendation, transcripts, and anything larger than 5MB can be sent to mailto:employment@umary.edu.


Review of application materials will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.


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