Current Postings

Academic Posting: The Marie Anne Blondin Chair in Theology

St. Mark’s College, the Catholic Theological College affiliated with the University of British Columbia,
invites applications for the Marie Anne Blondin Chair in Theology. Made possible by a generous
endowment from the Sisters of St. Ann, the Chair will support St. Mark’s vision of Catholic higher
education in the Province. The Chair will continue the Sisters’ legacy of concern for the integral
development of the whole person from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, as reflected in
their foundational apostolic work in the schools, hospitals and parishes of British Columbia since
1858. Activities of the Chair will support this legacy through teaching, research, and special lectures.

We seek an outstanding teacher and scholar with experience in course and program development
across a range of formats: Socratic, online, interdisciplinary, hybrid and cross-curricular. The
candidate will possess expertise and command of contemporary Roman Catholic Theology. The
successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to students from a
broad spectrum of religious traditions. In addition, the candidate should feel comfortable teaching
courses in a wide range of the Catholic theological tradition, with an awareness of historical context
as well as theological unity across those areas.

The area of theological research specialization is open, and the candidate is expected to continue
researching and publishing.

Teaching is required in broad areas of our curriculum, and will include special attention to:

  • Pastoral Theology
  • Foundations of Theology
  • Systematic Theology

The ability to teach these three areas within an engagement with contemporary culture will be
considered a particular asset.

The successful candidate will hold the Blondin Chair for a period of five years. S/he will be
considered a regular, full-time faculty member at St. Mark’s College, will teach six courses per year
(including the potential for both undergraduate and graduate assignments across both St. Mark’s and
its sister college, Corpus Christi College), will research, and will be expected to share in service
responsibilities. The Colleges do not have a tenure system. The Chair is a temporary, full-time
employment contract at the assistant or associate professor level, with intent to offer the Chair
permanent full-time employment as part of the Colleges’ regular faculty at the end of the term as

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree, in hand or near completion
(including defense of doctoral dissertation) by the time the appointment begins. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada
will be given priority in the search. The candidate must receive a Mandatum from the Archbishop of

Applications, with the following documents, should be sent by email to: hr@stmarkscollege.ca by November 15, 2016.

  • curriculum vitae
  • names and email addresses of three referees who will be contacted if your application moves forward
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • example of scholarly writing

Working at the College

Saint Mark’s College offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Theology, Catholic Leadership and Religious Education. It also provides campus ministry and chaplaincy services to Catholic students, staff and faculty on the UBC campus.

The goal of the College is to recruit, retain, and promote those people best qualified to fulfill the mission of the College and give its students an outstanding education.

Unsolicitied applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and are kept on file for a period of one year. We encourage prospective employees to submit a cover letter and CV describing the type of work they are seeking to hr@stmarkscollege.ca. Please use the following file nomenclature when submitting your electronic documents:

  • Cover Letter: LastnameFirstnameCoverYYYYMMDD - ex: SmithJoeCover20130112
  • CV: LastnameFirstnameCvYYYYMMDD - ex: SmithJoeCv20130112


Hiring is in accordance with Ex Corde Ecclesiae.