<< Back to Search

Assistant Professor of Theology

Job description

Marian University-Indianapolis, is a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.  Marian University has experienced significant growth over the last decade and is expanding its academic offerings.  The Department of Theology and Philosophy seeks qualified applicants for the position of full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Theology.  Area of specialization is open, but candidates should be able to assist the department in one or more of the following areas: systematic theology, moral theology, or Old Testament.  Candidates should possess the ability to engage both traditional undergraduates and graduate students in a professional pastoral ministry degree program.  This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Theology and Philosophy, situated within Marian’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching load: 4/4, with course release for graduate teaching as needed
  • Contribution to a wide array of teaching outlets, including the general education curriculum, undergraduate major curriculum, undergraduate seminary, and graduate program in pastoral ministry
  • Sharing in the ongoing development and implementation of our projects within the department, especially our growing programs in pastorally attentive theology 
  • Collaboration and coordination with the Director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry
  • University service, including participation on faculty committees



Requirements include:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • A completed Ph.D. in theology or equivalent degree by date of hire
  • Capacity for effective teaching
  • Potential for ongoing research, publication, and activity in professional associations



Marian University is located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation's preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report's list of Midwest Region colleges, as well as Money magazine's list of Top 10 schools in Indiana "For Your Money". Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university's culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state's first new medical school in 110 years.  Marian University's football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015 in 9 years of existence. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 42 national titles.

Review of applications will begin 15 November 2018 and continue until the position is filled.   Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work.  All applications should be submitted to hr@marian.edu.

Marian University is an EOE




Diversity Profile: University


Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 10/10/2018
Application Due: 12/9/2018
Work Type:

Apply for Assistant Professor of Theology

Already uploaded your resume? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Resume must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb

4000 characters left

By applying for a job listed on Inside Higher Ed Careers you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.