Theology Teacher

Administrator / Full-Time

Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth, RI

Title:                           Theology Teacher
Department(s):        Theology Department
Reports to:                Department Head
FLSA Status:              Full-time, Exempt, Faculty
About Portsmouth Abbey School
Portsmouth Abbey School is a coeducational Catholic boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1926 by the English Benedictine Congregation, the School is located on a 525-acre campus along Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, less than 30 minutes south of Providence and 20 minutes from Newport. Portsmouth Abbey combines a classical education in the Catholic intellectual tradition with Benedictine values. With 350 students, the School believes that the love of learning leads to the desire for God, and that the quest for intellectual understanding propels students to the search for ultimate meaning. The School is known for encouraging students to engage passionately in academic and intellectual pursuits, innovative electives and extensive opportunities in athletics and the performing and visual arts as well as a commitment to service and a focus on things that matter. Students are inspired to become the next generation’s leaders, stewards, innovators and problem solvers all the while grounded in Benedictine values of love of God and neighbor, humility, hospitality and a desire to serve the common good.
Job summary:
The Theology curriculum accompanies the intellectual development of our students, enabling them to integrate their experience of moral and religious life into their academic life.  The curriculum is designed for students of all—and no—religious backgrounds, presenting the Catholic faith in the context of reason and lived experience, and addressing matters universally pertaining to the human person.  Courses include Basic Theology for Form III, Advanced Theology in Form V (a three part course to include Doctrinal, Sacramental, and Moral Theology), and Topics in Theology in Form VI (a three part course of Comparative World Religions, Catholic Social Teaching, and Christian Philosophy).
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Teach four sections of Theology
  • Serve as an advisor to 5-7 students
  • Coach two seasons
  • Serve as a houseparent or affiliate in one of the student dormitories
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Theology, Religious Studies, or related field, Master’s preferred
  • High school teaching experience
  • Experience in boarding schools preferred but not required
  • Desire to be engaged in a Catholic residential community
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or climb. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
Other Qualifications:
• All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check.
Benefits to include:
Salary:                                                Commensurate with experience and education.
Pension (403b):                                 PAS contribution of 10%; employee contribution of 1%, after 2-year waiting period (waived with prior educational experience)
Health insurance:                              United Healthcare; Waive, $3,100 stipend
Dental insurance:                              Delta Dental
Life insurance:                                   equal to one year’s salary
Short-term disability (TDI):             paid by employee and administered by State of RI
Long-term disability:                         90-day qualifying period; 60% of salary; $7,500 maximum monthly benefit (conversion privilege)
AD&D:                                                per policy
Employee Assistance Program:       free and confidential
Tuition remission:                             100% tuition remission
Position open until filled.
Please email a letter of interest and resume to:
Kristie Garcia
Human Resource Coordinator
No phone calls please.

Portsmouth Abbey School

Portsmouth, RI
High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender