Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Intersectionality

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Seattle University
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Donna Teevan, Ph.D.
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(206) 296-5334
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The Department of Theology and Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at Seattle University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Intersectionality beginning September 2018. The Theology and Religious Studies Department offers courses for the Core Curriculum and a major and minor. In keeping with the Jesuit, Catholic commitment of Seattle University, the department emphasizes an in depth study of Catholicism as well as of other religious traditions as a way to increase interreligious understanding. For THRS majors, there are two possible specializations: Christian Theology and Comparative Religion. The successful candidate will have scholarly expertise in theological ethics at the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, and gender.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, solid scholarly potential, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, values, and vision. Candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Catholic Studies, Global African Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, and/or Women and Gender Studies are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate theology courses, primarily in the University’s core curriculum, as well as for the major in Theology and Religious Studies; developing a robust research and writing agenda in the theological field of Christian ethics; and service in the department, college, university, and broader profession.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Christian ethics or related discipline by September 2018; proficiency in Catholic theology is required for the teaching of Core courses introducing students to the theological foundations of Catholic thought; demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching and scholarship.

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Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The University encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit materials online at

Include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential; samples of scholarly writing (up to two publications or dissertation chapters); names and contact information for three references

Review of applications begins October 15, 2017. Open until filled.