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Opening: Tenured or Tenure-Track Prof. of Moral Theology (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry)

  • September 20, 2018 12:48 AM
    Message # 6677714
    George Faithful (Administrator)

    The Ecclesiastical Faculty of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry seeks applicants for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position in moral theology.


    Candidates should be prepared to teach courses appropriate for the Master of Divinity and other theology and ministry degree programs at the master’s and doctoral level. The courses should cover fundamental moral theology and one or more specific areas of moral theology: e.g., biblical ethics, context-based ethics, environmental ethics, sexual ethics, social ethics, and theological bioethics.


    Candidates must be committed to core Catholic teachings and approach their teaching and research with sensitivity to pastoral needs and cultural diversity in interdisciplinary, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual ways. Applicants must demonstrate strong teaching and research ability. Candidates should be willing to contribute to the formation of the diverse student body: Jesuits and other candidates approved for ordination studies, and women and men trained for lay ecclesial ministries and for service rooted in faith. Applicants also should be willing to mentor and advise students writing theses and dissertations to fulfill requirements in the School of Theology and Ministry, particularly its S.T.L. and S.T.D., as well as M.T.S. and Th.M. degrees.


    Position Qualifications

    To be considered, applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Catholic moral theology or Christian ethics. The possession of, or willingness and eligibility to pursue, a licentiate in sacred theology (STL) is a requisite criterion.


    Application Instructions

    We will begin reviewing applications after October 15, 2018, though the position will remain open until filled.  

    Applications should include:

    • cover letter stating your interest in the position
    • curriculum vitae
    • letters of recommendation from three professional contacts (two academic and one ministerial) .  

    Follow this link to begin the application process:


    For more information, please contact

    Margaret E. Guider, O.S.F., Chair, Ecclesiastical Faculty: or

    Karen Smith, Academic Services Specialist:


    Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

The College Theology Society is a registered, non-profit professional society and a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.


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