Faculty Position in Latino Theology and Ministry, Director of MA degree in Ministerial Leadership (Faculty of the Practice)

Boston College: School of Theology & Ministry: Religious Ed Pastoral Min


Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM) seeks to appoint a faculty of the practice in Latino Theology and Ministry (open rank) for a five-year period funded by a Lilly Endowment grant. The appointee will coordinate the process of designing a new MA degree in Ministerial Leadership, serve as its director, and teach one or two graduate-level courses in theology and ministry annually. This will be an STM appointment located within the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry (DREPM), to begin in July 2024. More information on Boston College, the School of Theology and Ministry can be found at www.bc.edu/stm


Candidates should have a PhD in Practical Theology, Theology and Education, or similar theological/ministerial academic training (ABD candidates will be considered) with demonstrated experience and expertise in ministerial leadership with Hispanic Catholics in the United States. Candidates must be fully bilingual, English and Spanish, and knowledgeable about ecclesial and ministerial realities associated with U.S. born/U.S. reared Latinos. Experience in higher education is strongly preferred, particularly teaching graduate students preparing for ministry. Candidates should possess a commitment to theological education for lay and ordained ministry; familiarity with Roman Catholic polity and pastoral life is essential. Strong organizational and time management skills are key to this position. Experience designing curriculum and a research agenda are desirable, yet not required.

Candidates should be prepared to assume administrative leadership designing and directing a new MA in Ministerial Leadership and to teach one or two courses per year in theology, ministry, leadership, or religious education from a Latino Catholic perspective.  

Application Instructions

The deadline for applications is February 9th, 2024, though the position will remain open until filled.  We will begin reviewing applications on February 12th, 2024.

Applications should include:

  • cover letter stating your interest in the position
  • curriculum vitae
  • letters of recommendation from three professional contacts. One recommender should attest to administrative skills and potential.
  • writing sample reflective of your academic research

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