Marten Faculty Fellowship in Homiletics

University of Notre Dame, College of Arts & Letters, Theology

Marten Faculty Fellowship in Homiletics

Location: Notre Dame, IN

Closes: Oct 31, 2015at midnight Eastern Time
(GMT-4 hours)

The John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics of the Department of Theology sponsors a one-semester residential fellowship for a visiting faculty member in homiletics.  The ideal candidate will be a respected, experienced teacher and research scholar in the study of Christian proclamation.  Roman Catholic candidates will be preferred.

The purposes of the fellowship are these:
•    To broaden the teaching of homiletics to M.Div. students in our department
•    To enrich the departmental conversation around issues of preaching, liturgy, biblical exegesis and/or evangelization
•    To provide a link between our department and the ecumenical scholarly community of homileticians
•    To assist and advise the Marten Program in its mission to support and nourish the practice of preaching in the Catholic community
•    To serve the wider homiletics community by affording a scholar an opportunity for more intensive research and writing in the context of Notre Dame’s many intellectual and pastoral resources

The expectations of the Marten Fellow are:
•    The Fellow will be in residence at Notre Dame for the semester (normally the fall semester) and teach one of the three homiletics courses in the M.Div. Program; the decision about which course will be made by the department Chair in consultation with the candidate, the M.Div. Director, and the Marten Director
•    The Fellow will give at least one lecture over the course of the semester, aimed at the needs and interests of both M.Div. students and the wider public, especially local clergy
•    The Fellow will be available as a consultative resource to faculty and to students from all programs, especially the M.Div., the M.S.M., and the Ph.D. programs
•    The Fellow will pursue a scholarly research and writing agenda that will be supported and enhanced by a semester at Notre Dame

The Fellowship will provide to the candidate:
•    A salary commensurate with the candidate’s salary at his/her home institution and with the candidate’s needs as a temporary resident of the South Bend area
•    A research fund to be used for books, travel and other research needs, up to $3,000
•    Office space
•    A level of clerical and technological support similar to that afforded other faculty in the Dept. of Theology
•    Access to the Notre Dame libraries and athletic facilities

The successful candidate will embrace the mission of the University of Notre Dame, which seeks a distinctive educational and scholarly excellence that is founded on its Catholic identity.  The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and members of under-represented ethnic groups.  Information about Notre Dame is available at

Applications are invited for the Fall 2016 semester.


Doctoral degree required (PhD, ThD, DMin)


Submit letter of application and curriculum vitae