University of St. Thomas

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center Semillero

The University of St. Thomas (www.stthom.edu ) is Houston’s Catholic University, committed to the religious, ethical and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education. Located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city, the campus is just steps from downtown, Museum District, Innovation Corridor and the famed Texas Medical Center. UST is a diverse and vibrant urban environment with professional opportunities and we are currently seeking applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time (non-tenure track) Assistant Professor and Associate Director in The Center Semillero for Hispanic/Latino Theology at the University of St. Thomas

The Center is dedicated to graduate theological education in Spanish to prepare students for the pastoral reality of Latino communities in the United States.

The Assistant Professor and Associate Director will be responsible for assisting the Director with all aspects of the Center’s operations, including promotion, recruitment, curriculum development, teaching, and advising. This is a faculty administrator appointment and requires residence in Houston and direct work on campus. It is not a long distance or online job. The successful candidate will receive the appointment and rank of Assistant Professor.


The successful applicant must

be fluent in English and Spanish
possess a terminal degree, i.e., Ph.D. or S.T.D. in Catholic Theology or Ministry
have significant experience both in academic and pastoral leadership
possess a record of teaching excellence, with competency to teach both theology and liberal arts according to the Catholic intellectual tradition

Applicants should submit the following documents to be considered for the position:

1) Cover letter

2) Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3) Three letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommenders to Rev. Dempsey Rosales Acosta S.S.L., S.T.D.: drosale@stthom.edu

4) Graduate transcripts and a copy of the Ph.D. or S.T.D. Diploma

5) Undergraduate transcripts

6) A reflective statement on Ex Corde Ecclesiae

All the documentation should be sent directly to Rev. Dempsey Rosales Acosta S.S.L., S.T.D.: drosale@stthom.edu. Only candidates who submit all the required documentation will be considered.

The deadline for submission is 12/10/2022.


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


About University of St. Thomas

Company Mission:

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.


Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission