The Archdiocese of Newark and Seton Hall University invite applications from qualified priestly formation and higher education leaders for the position of Rector/Dean of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology (ICSST). The next rector/dean will join a community of scholars dedicated to outstanding teaching, research, and engagement at Seton Hall and beyond.
Seton Hall University, with its main campus in South Orange, New Jersey, is one of the country’s leading Catholic Universities and is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark.
We are seeking a Catholic priest who will serve as the Seminary/School of Theology’s chief academic officer, inspiring and organizing a team of ministerial and academic professionals to teach and form priestly, diaconal, and lay ministers, leaders, and scholars to serve the Church and the academy locally and globally. As rector, the rector/dean will advance the Seminary/School of Theology in its identity and its mission as a center of formation for priesthood and ministry. As dean, the rector/dean will serve as the chief academic and executive officer of the School of Theology.
The successful candidate will be a priest and spiritual leader of outstanding reputation and broad pastoral experience. As a scholar, he will have earned a doctoral degree or equivalent in theology or associated field and preferably have had experience in teaching and/or educational administration.
Applications must be submitted to the Seton Hall University Employment Opportunities website. Review of applications will begin December 15, with anticipated first-round interviews beginning January 16. It is expected that the appointment will be made by the end of March 30, with responsibilities to begin July 1.
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.