Academic Job Opportunities for Members of SCS

Announcing four faculty positions that should be of especial interest to members of the Society of Catholic Scientists! They are at the University of Toronto, Franciscan University of Steubenville, University of Dallas and University of Notre Dame

1… The opening at University of Toronto:

This is for a research-stream/tenure-track assistant professor. It is highly unusual in that it is 51% in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and 49% in St. Michael’s College of the University of Toronto.  The position would involve both active research in cosmology (ideally) as well as teaching students in the Christianity & Culture program at St Michael's College. More information is available here, including how to apply:


2… The opening at Franciscan University of Steubenville:

This is for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Biology Department at the assistant professor level.  Here is a description provided by FUS:

“Franciscan University of Steubenville is an academically excellent and passionately Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition, located 24 miles west of Pittsburgh International Airport, in Steubenville, Ohio.

The Biology Department is housed in Sts. Cosmas and Damian Science Hall, a 43,000 sq. ft. facility equipped with an animal facility, greenhouse, and both classroom and faculty laboratory space.

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the area of organismal biology who can maintain an active research program and provide research opportunities for students.

An appropriate Ph.D. is required at time of employment. ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, have an active scholarly agenda, and support the Mission Statement of the university (available at ).

To apply, please submit the following electronically to Dr. Kyle McKenna, Biology Search Chair, via Ms. Carrie Libetti, Academic Affairs, at 1. letter of application, 2. CV, 3. teaching portfolio containing evidence of undergraduate teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy), 4. a personal statement responding to FUS’s Mission, 5. three letters of reference, 6. and official transcripts.

Review of completed applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, see the HR pages. Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.”


3... The opening at University of Dallas

The University of Dallas is looking for someone to start in a new tenure-track position, in Fall 2020, teaching mostly computer science classes, but the occasional math class as well. A Ph.D. in Computer Science is desired, but a doctorate in a closely-related field will be considered.

The University of Dallas is a private, Catholic, liberal arts school with a growing computer science program.


Our school has a real, vibrant and alive Catholic identity with a very rigorous liberal arts core curriculum. Our CS program has an active Student Chapter of the ACM, and our competitive programming teams are enthusiastic and do quite well. Speaking personally, UD is a truly good place to work: Very collegial, great students, great city.

Visit to apply, and to read the full job description.


4… The opening at the University f Notre Dame

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a position to be filled at any rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) and open to any research area. Priority areas of research interest include the interface of biology and computer science (computational biology, bioinformatics, and related areas), robotics, and human-computer interaction. For information about the position and how to apply see