SBU’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern Seeks Director

HNP Communications Franciscan World

The Franciscan Center for Social Concern (FCSC) at St. Bonaventure University is seeking a new director. The Center “seeks to encourage in all members of the University community a yearning for justice and peace, a greater respect for life, and a deeper reverence for creation.”

The director’s primary responsibilities include promoting justice education and awareness, encouraging service learning, and raising advocacy awareness on behalf of the poor, marginalized, and excluded in Church and society.

The successful candidate will be qualified to teach Catholic social teaching, as well as related justice education courses. Preference will be given to a candidate with a terminal degree in a related field and is familiar with the Franciscan intellectual-spiritual tradition. There is the possibility of a joint appointment to an appropriate department.

The Director of the Center will be expected to work in close collaboration with faculty and staff, and, in particular, the University Ministries staff and the director of The Journey Project which promotes service learning and the theological exploration of vocation. The director of the FCSC reports to the VP for the Franciscan Mission.

The position is available July 1. The application deadline is May 31. Applications should be sent to David Blake, Franciscan Center for Social Concern, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 or by e-mail