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Chair of Art History and Religion

Graduate Theological Union & Jesuit School of Theology - Berkeley Campus

- Tenure Track


Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.


The Graduate Theological Union and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (located in Berkeley) invite applications and nominations for a joint tenure-track faculty position as the Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Chair of Art History and Religion. The search is open at all ranks and the position will begin July 1, 2014.


Candidates must have scholarly credentials (the Ph.D. or equivalent) in Art History or Art and Religion; competency in some area(s) of Art History and related theological/religious issues; interest in both ministerial and academic relationships between faith and culture; and a developing record of publications involving both art history and religion. In addition, competence to offer masters-level courses in the history of Western Christianity is highly desirable.



Starting Date

July 1, 2014

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


The successful candidate will become a tenure-track faculty member at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU) with responsibilities for teaching, advising, and committee work. Since JST-SCU is a Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Faculty that grants the Licentiate in Sacred Theology and the Doctorate of Sacred Theology, applicants should be willing to participate actively in these academic degree programs.

The successful candidate will also hold a tenure-track appointment in the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) and will be expected to become a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty at the GTU. The GTU is an ecumenical and interfaith consortium consisting of eight schools of theology representing the Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions, centers of Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic and Orthodox studies, and several other research centers and affiliates. The GTU works collaboratively   with the University of California, Berkeley, and is the home of the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, one of the most comprehensive theological libraries in the country.

Application Procedure

Persons interested in the position should provide a curriculum vitae, a brief   statement of reasons for interest in the position, specific qualifications, and the names and contact information of three references. The Search Committee will be co-chaired by Thomas J. Massaro, S.J. (Dean, JST-SCU) and Arthur Holder (Dean, GTU).

Nominations and applications should be sent to: Art History and Religion Search Committee; c/o Angela Munoz; Graduate Theological Union; 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709. Phone: (510) 649-2440. Fax: (510) 649-1417. E-mail: JST-SCU and the GTU are equal opportunity employers; women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

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Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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