Assistant Professor of Theology

Commerce Park, LA
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Organization Type
Faculty Member-Theology

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, whose mission is to educate and form Franciscan servant leaders of all faiths, is seeking a 10-month full-time faculty member in moral theology to start in August 2021. The appointment will be for a one year visiting assistant professor but given excellent performance the candidate will be asked to join the faculty permanently.

The successful candidate should embrace our mission ( and will be expected to teach undergraduate courses (the standard course load is 4/4), embrace limited service commitments, and engage in some scholarship as the position permits. The Theology program is administered in the Department of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in the School of Arts & Sciences and provides support for the general education core for all programs, offers a B.A. in Theology, and provides academic formation for candidates for the diaconate and lay leaders for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Over the year, the successful candidate will teach the required introduction to theology course, Introduction to Moral Theology, Catholic bioethics, and Catholic Social Teaching. An individual who is broadly trained, committed to student learning, willing to teach a variety of courses, and eager to provide service to both the diocese and wider community will flourish in this position.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is a private, Catholic university founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady with an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. The University serves as a ministry of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS), Louisiana's largest Catholic healthcare organization. Franciscan is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and grants associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees primarily in the health care professions and is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

Salaries are competitive and rank will be commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree in theology with an area of specialty in Catholic moral theology or Catholic Bioethics with 18+ graduate credits in theology (ABD candidates will also be considered)
  • 1 year of teaching at an institution of higher education
  • Eligible and willing to apply for a mandatum
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Catholic Bioethics

    Applications will be considered as received and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants must first send the following materials by email (preferred) or postal service: a letter of application describing teaching interests, service experience, mission fit, and scholarly research, a curriculum vitae, unofficial doctoral transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (which may be sent directly from the recommenders). The materials should be sent to:

    David Whidden, Ph.D.
    Theology Search Committee Chair
    Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
    5345 Brittany Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    Office: 225-526-1651 -768-179898

    Because we are part of a larger health system human resources program, upon receipt of those materials candidates will be asked to complete an online application.
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