Vacancy: Amaturo Chair in Catholic Studies

Georgetown University: Main Campus: Georgetown College: Theology and Religious Studies

  • Location: Main Campus
  • Open Date: Oct 20, 2021
  • Deadline: Dec 01, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Georgetown University invites applications for the Joseph and Winifred Amaturo Chair in Catholic Studies.  The successful candidate will be appointed as an associate or full professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies as well as in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. The Amaturo Chair holder will also be expected to maintain a collaborative relationship with Georgetown’s Catholic Studies Program.

Georgetown is a Catholic and Jesuit University with a commitment to the study of all aspects of the Catholic tradition. Applications in all areas of Catholic Studies are welcome; within this field the search committee would particularly welcome applicants with research interests in such areas as ecological conversion, racial justice, African-American religious history, Latinx theology, ethics, constructive or systematic theology, Catholic social thought, Catholic aesthetics, and studies of the Second Vatican Council.  The candidate should possess a distinguished record of scholarly research and publications and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Berkley Center and the Catholic Studies Program.  

Applicants should submit a dossier including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.  

Georgetown University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.  The university seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

For more information you may contact Dr. Leo Lefebure, the Chair of the Search Committee, at

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.  

Applications will be received at:

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