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Job Opening: Theology Faculty and Co-Director, Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center – The University of St. Thomas

To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 31, 2015.

All applicants must apply online.  Please upload a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available) to your profile.  Applicants will be asked to copy/paste a letter of interest (cover letter) into the application.  Please send graduate school transcripts, three reference letters or contact information for three references (references will be contacted only after the candidate has given permission), and direct any questions to Dr. Bernard Brady, Theology Department Chair,, University of St. Thomas, JRC 153, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105.

At this time, please do not upload or send any documents beyond those requested.  Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted to submit additional materials at a later date.

The University of St. Thomas, a Catholic urban university with a strong liberal arts tradition, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (rank open) in the Theology Department with teaching responsibilities and responsibility for co-directing the Department’s Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center.


The teaching load of two courses per semester involves some combination of the three-level structure of our curriculum.  Please consult our website for more information on our curriculum:


The Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, inspired by Catholic teaching from Nostra aetate to Evangelii gaudium, sponsors programs and serves as a resource for the University community and for Muslim-Christian relations in the Twin Cities area.  The Center has also sponsored national and international dialogues. Please consult our website for more information:


Applicants will represent the Muslim perspective in Muslim-Christian dialogue.  They should have primary expertise in Islam, a strong knowledge of the Catholic tradition and the ability to engage issues of Catholic theology.  They should have experience in Muslim-Christian dialogue, be interested in interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and be committed both to excellence in undergraduate teaching and ongoing research in their field.  Preferred candidates have earned doctorate and teaching experience.  ABD’s with a close completion date will be considered.


Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.
The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.
The University of St. Thomas (UST), Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at UST”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.