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Ordinary Tenure Track Professor/ Endowed Chair in Carmelite Studies



School of Theology and Religious Studies

Washington, DC 20064


Ordinary Tenure Track Professor/ Endowed Chair in Carmelite Studies


The School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America seeks to appoint the first holder of the newly established Endowed Chair in Carmelite Studies, a tenure-track position at the rank of Ordinary Professor.


Established in 1887, the School of Theology and Religious Studies is the oldest school of the university. We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows: “As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”


As a result of a generous donation from the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, the Endowed Chair in Carmelite Studies has been established in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, together with a Center for Carmelite Studies, of which the Chair holder will also be the Director. The School is seeking an outstanding scholar with an extensive record of publication, one who will excel in teaching at various levels and in service to the Center, helping to establish it as a global center of excellence in Carmelite Studies.


Applications should include a CV and a one- to two-page personal statement indicating how your research, teaching, and service accord with the nature and goals of this position, and how they will make a distinctive contribution to our University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae, which can be found here:


The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment.


Letters of Application should be sent to Rev Msgr Paul McPartlan, Chair of the Search Committee, School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064, USA,


The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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