Wyoming Catholic College seeks to hire one full-time professor to teach in one or more of the following areas of our curriculum:
Humanities – The applicant should have a degree in Literature, History, or Philosophy, and should be equipped to teach a broad range of Humanities courses ranging from ancient Greeks to the moderns.
Theology – The applicant should be conversant with Sacred Scripture, comfortable and competent in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, well-grounded in the philosophia perennis and strong in Latin, at least of the scholastic period.Successful applicants are expected to seek and obtain the mandatum from the bishop of Cheyenne.
Philosophy – The applicant should be well-grounded in the philosophia perennis, comfortable teaching from the texts of Aristotle and Aquinas, and able to speak about contemporary debates.
Trivium – The applicant should have a demonstrated background in teaching Logic and/or Rhetoric (both written and spoken would be strongly preferred), as well as knowledge of logical principles and rhetorical theory. Prior work in a college-level Writing Program, Writing Center, or Writing Across the Curriculum initiative would be ideal.
Mathematics / Natural Science – The applicant should have a degree in mathematics or science and be equipped to teach a broad range of related texts, from Euclid's Elements to Newton's Principia Mathematica. Particularly desirable are candidates equipped to teach these courses from a liberal arts perspective (e.g., to form connections with the curriculum's philosophy sequence).
Applicants should have already completed a doctorate in a field clearly related to the area for which they are applying, and they should be equipped to teach a broad range courses within that discipline (see the Catalog for a description of the courses offered at WCC). Especially desired is a candidate who has benefited from a liberal arts education that enables him or her to teach a specific subject with a sympathetic awareness of the principles, methods, and Great Books of other disciplines; most desirable is a candidate enthusiastic about contributing to other areas of the WCC curriculum as well.
Applicants should deeply understand and be able to commit themselves to the vision and mission of Wyoming Catholic College as articulated in the Philosophical Vision Statement and the Catalog. This understanding and agreement must be manifested in the letter of intent, which should speak to the overall vision of the College as well as the applicant’s particular discipline, and why the candidate believes himself or herself to be qualified to teach it well.
Faculty at WCC are committed to teaching students as their primary responsibility.A semester course load of 12 hours per week is the norm each semester. At the beginning of each academic year, all Catholic faculty make a public profession of faith and take an oath of fidelity to the Magisterium, and non-Catholic faculty make a pledge to respect the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Rank and salary are commensurate with degrees earned and teaching experience; salary and benefits are competitive.
Wyoming Catholic College is interested in receiving applications for this position regardless of the applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
A letter of intent with curriculum vitae should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. John Mortensen
Wyoming Catholic College
306 Main Street
Lander, WY 82520
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.