Hellenic College announces the availability of a tenure-track or term position in Orthodox Christian Theology at the rank of assistant professor to begin July 1, 2024.
Hellenic College is an undergraduate Liberal Arts college located in Brookline, Massachusetts and dedicated to the formation of the whole person within an Orthodox Christian atmosphere.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its equivalent in Orthodox Theology or in a related area. In-person instruction and a significant on-campus presence is required.
Evidence of teaching excellence is essential (preferred minimum of five years experience), as is scholarly participation in the field through writing and research, and engagement in activities (conferences, membership in organizations, etc.) related to Orthodox Christian Theology. The candidate is expected to teach three undergraduate-level courses per semester within the Bachelor of Arts in Theology program, in addition to committee work and academic publications.
Since the instruction in Theology at Hellenic College is aimed at both future clergy and lay leaders, it is expected that an applicant for this position would be comfortable with the life of the Orthodox Christian Church.
Assistant professor rank; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please email a letter of application which addresses the position in the light of your educational experience, curriculum vitae, recent syllabi, and three letters of recommendation by January 15, 2024 (priority consideration) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hellenic College, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
A diverse workforce and an inclusive culture are valued.
Orthodox Christian Theology Full-Time Faculty and Program Director
Rank: Tenure-Track or Term Faculty
Supervisor: Timothy Patitsas, Hellenic College Interim Dean
Proposed Starting Date: Fall Semester 2024: July 1, 2024
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled; priority consideration by January 15th.
Hellenic College is recruiting a full-time faculty member to be a program director and to teach within its undergraduate Theology program. The position will be tenure-track or term, depending on candidate qualifications.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a track record of teaching theology at the college level, and show evidence of administrative excellence. The program director will teach and manage adjunct hires for program courses as needed.
Hellenic College seeks faculty who are dedicated to student-centered learning and to fostering an equitable and inclusive educational environment.
Job Description & Essential Duties
● Teach within the major each semester
● Provide student advising for career/academic pathways, mentoring, and support
● Participate in department and division meetings
● Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required
● Work with the dean to identify, hire, assess, and mentor adjunct faculty
● Serve on appropriate college and community committees
● Develop program curriculum and refine program learning outcomes
● Assess student attainment of program learning outcomes
● Participate in teaching and non-teaching activities that support the advancement of the
program, especially with the Office of Student Life’s spiritual formation program.
● Develop and implement course learning outcomes, curriculum maps, resource guides,
textbooks, syllabi templates, as needed
● Ph.D. in Orthodox Theology or related field
● Successful college teaching experience
● Devotion to the values and culture of the Orthodox Christian Church
● Administrative experience in Academia
● Curriculum development experience
● Experience teaching online
● This individual will lead an evaluation of the curricular offerings with a view to addressing any identified lacunae
● The candidate will have ideas to promote enrollment in the program.
● The program director would work with Institutional Advancement to identify financial
supporters of the program and its long-term stability
Successful Applicants will
● Impart excitement and enthusiasm towards course content and the educational experience
● Use a variety of methods and modes of instruction to ensure student success
● Utilize a variety of assessment activities to evaluate student learning and achievement
● Demonstrate success working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds as well as military veterans
● Support diversity in higher education through application of culturally responsive teaching pedagogies and the use of diverse resources/voices
● Demonstrate success incorporating accessibility and special needs accommodations via course materials and classroom activities;
● Incorporate the use of technology in the delivery of course content and services, including use of the College-approved learning management system.
Terms of Employment
Whether candidate qualifications warrant a tenure track or term position, the first review will come after the third year. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Evening and/or weekend classes and off-campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load.
Conditions of Employment
● Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
● Hellenic College seeks candidates for employment who share our commitment to Hellenic and Orthodox Christian values.
How To Apply
Please submit all your uploaded documents as pdfs.
To be considered for this position a candidate will submit the following required materials:
● Cover Letter - in your cover letter describe how your experience sets you apart for this
● Syllabi from recent courses taught
● Two letters of recommendation
Notice of Non-discrimination
HCHC is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment free of all forms of
discrimination and harassment for all members of the College community. HCHC prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, veteran status, or any other protected class. HCHC does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs, or in the context of employment. Hellenic College provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act.
This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Theology Courses Organized According to their Program Learning Outcomes
PLO 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical narrative, its theological and liturgical expression, and its historical and cultural context.
● Discovering Christ in the Scriptures
● The OT in the Orthodox Church
● The NT in the Orthodox Church
PLO 2: Identify the doctrines, ethics, and social teachings of the Orthodox Church according to the Church Fathers and Ecumenical Councils, and their articulations in the spiritual and intellectual traditions of the Church across time.
● Doctrine and Devotion
● Intro. to Orthodoxy
● Great Christian Thinkers (also listed under PLO 3)
● Theology of Icons (also listed under PLO 5)
PLO 3: Chart the historical legacy of the Christian church, the structure and role played by world religions, and the scholarly study of both.
● World Religions in Boston
● Religion in America
● Great Christian Thinkers
● Theories and Methods for the Study of Religion
PLO 4: Apply theology to pastoral and parish settings through practical competencies such as religious fundraising, religious education, evangelism, and pastoral guidance.
● Evangelism: Theology & Method
● The Ministry of Fundraising
● Teaching through Sacred Story
PLO 5: Practice the liturgical arts necessary for Orthodox Christian worship, such as Byzantine chant and typikon, and articulate the theology and history of iconography and church architecture.
● Byzantine Art & Architecture
● Theology of Icons