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Assistant Professor, Theology & Religious Studies

Position Description

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 either Catholic theological ethics or Catholic systematic theology or related discipline with expertise in theology at the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and/or disability beginning September 2023.


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, African and African American Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, Asian Studies, and/or Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are encouraged to apply.


The Theology and Religious Studies Department offers courses for the Core Curriculum and a major and minor. For THRS majors, there are two possible specializations: Christian Theology and Comparative Religion.


Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate theology courses, primarily in the University’s Core Curriculum, as well as for the major and minor in Theology and Religious Studies; developing a robust research and writing agenda; and providing service to the department, college, university, and profession.


Ph.D. in theological ethics, systematic theology, or related discipline by September 2023; expertise in Catholic theology; demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Compensation at a Glance:

Salary Range: $68,000 - $75,000

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. 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 who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

 Application Instructions

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 31, 2022. Open until filled.

Seattle University
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Seattle, WA 98122