Endowed Chair in Catholic Education Leadership

St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, is seeking applicants for appointment to a newly-endowed chair in Catholic Education Leadership, effective August 2019.

The chair’s responsibilities will include program development, faculty and staff supervision, course development in both traditional and online formats, and teaching in a St. Mary’s graduate program in Catholic Education Leadership.  The successful applicant will have knowledge in finance, law, and organizational management; experience as a department chair or other comparable leadership role in the field of education; and expertise in Catholic (K-12) education theory and practice. The degree program will be interdisciplinary, drawing from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Greehey School of Business, the School of Law, and the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, and will work closely with the Center for Catholic Studies. The Endowed chair’s appointment will be in the Department of Education (https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/department/education/).

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Education or appropriate field; evidence a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, program development and evaluation, teamwork, service, and requisite experience to provide leadership in the department either as chair or in other program management roles.  As a faculty member at St. Mary’s University, the Endowed Chair will engage in scholarly activity,  teaching, and advising in support of the department of education at St. Mary’s; participate in curriculum revision and assessment; assist with Texas state teacher certification; perform  University and community service; and relate well to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater University community.

St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest, and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence and servant leadership. Founded in 1852 by the Society of Mary (Marianist) (https://www.stmarytx.edu/campuslife/spiritual/marianists/), St. Mary’s is a comprehensive Catholic and Marianist university with a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional studies. St. Mary’s enrolls some 3,700 students in a diverse university with four schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. The successful candidate will support the mission of the university (https://www.stmarytx.edu/about/).  St. Mary’s is a Hispanic-serving institution committed to diversity and providing opportunities for under-represented students. All qualified and interested applicants are welcome; minorities and women actively encouraged to apply. 

Deadline for application is March 10, 2019, although applications will be accepted until an appropriate pool is complete.   Applications can be submitted at http://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/ with the option to upload supporting documents electronically.  Along with the employment application, please also submit the following items via ApplicantPro: 1) a letter of application detailing interest in the position and a description of teaching and professional development goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) copies of graduate transcripts, 4) teaching statement, and 5) research statement. Also, please arrange to have three (3) letters of reference sent to: Endowed CEL Chair Search, c/o Office of the Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX  78228-8567. Any offer of employment is contingent on successful completion of a clear background check. 

St. Mary’s University is an equal opportunity employer.