Academic Openings

Current open Staff positions can be found at: Staff Positions

Professor of Theology and the Arts; Chair of Theology and Humanities

JPCatholic is seeking applications for a full-time Professor of Theology and the Arts, who will also serve as the Chair of our Theology and Humanities programs.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Deeply understand the transforming impact the Arts have on our culture and the critical task of tightly integrating Catholic Theology and Philosophy with the Arts at a curricular and co-curricular level.
  • Have the vision to guide and expand our Humanities academic program and attract extraordinary faculty to form students ready to impact culture for Christ.
  • Have a passion for teaching and the formation of students. You will teach courses within our existing degree programs.
  • Have a breath of understanding for the design of Theology curriculum that is relevant to the formation of artists and business innovators - appreciating that ‘great art comes from the heart’.

The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic, with dual graduate degrees in Theology (MA, PhD preferred) and in the Arts (MFA or MBA).

As Chair, you will possess the ability to build a high degree of collaboration across the faculty and administration. Your ability to lead collaborative conversations and forge consensus is critical. You will leverage your passion, creativity and insights to forge a strong culture of integration on campus; and you will encourage and mentor creative students interested in pursuing a professional career.

We expect to fill this position no later than Fall 2018.

We invite applications for the following future faculty positions (full-time and adjunct).

  1. Advertising & Marketing
  2. Fashion Design
  3. Graphic Design
  4. Illustration
  5. Acting

JPCatholic is a lay run Roman Catholic institution with a primary focus on shaping future creators and innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs within a faith-filled Catholic campus environment. Our faculty and staff passionately support the mission and vision of the University; they transmit that passion to our students, and seek to Impact Culture for Christ. Our students have the opportunity to acquire a deep and personal knowledge of Jesus Christ. Catholic ethical, moral, and social values provide a guiding compass for everything we do. Our academic vision is to create a extraordinary university for students through degree programs in communications media, business, and theology.

Application Process
Send your resume/CV and a cover letter to Anna Velasco, Director of HR, at or to: 220 W. Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025. In your cover letter, you should explicitly detail how you will support the mission of the University, why you are well suited for the position, and explain your competence and commitment. Your resume should detail your professional experience as it matches the position requirements described above. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interviews and hiring dates are budget and student enrollment dependent. Please carefully read and understand our expectations with respect to fidelity to and respect for the teachings of the Catholic Church here.

JPCatholic is committed to creating an atmosphere that values human diversity. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded to all individuals with respect to compensation and privileges of employment, benefits, and separation, as well as all other terms and conditions of employment.