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Accepting applications for the following positions: 

Administrative Assistant for Formation and Admissions

The Pontifical College Josephinum seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant for Formation and Admissions (AAFA).  This position provides administrative coordination and support to those in charge of forming those preparing to become Catholic priests and supporting the admissions process to the seminary. The AAFA assists the Vice-Rectors of the formation programs at the seminary, coordinates official visits, events, and activities related to seminary life, and assists in the admissions process.   



  1. Coordinating the following events and activities: 

    1. Orientation

    2. Parent and Family Welcome

    3. Come and See Live-Ins and visits of prospective seminarians

    4. Helfant Basketball Tournament

    5. Graduation and the Pinter Scholar Award

  2. To coordinate official visits of Vocation Directors and Bishops.

  3. To assist the Admissions Coordinator in the application process of new seminarians and students at the Pontifical College Josephinum.    

  4. To assist the Vice-Rector of the College of Liberal Arts in scheduling appointments, planning events and meetings within the CLA, and answering queries of those interested in the formation program.

  5. To assist the Vice-Rectors with clerical work and minor administrative and business details, including the organization of documents for the summative interview process.  

  6. To serve as a liaison for seminarians, administrators, and/or faculty and staff regarding the formation program and the operations of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

  7. To serve as recording secretary for CLA Faculty and the Seminary Life Committee for the Board of Trustees meetings.

  8. To maintain seminarian files and databases and purge files as appropriate according to the retention policies of the seminary.


Applicants must be exceptionally organized and comfortable working closely with seminarians, priests, parents, and vocation directors. Excellent planning, attention to detail, and communication skills are required, as well as proficiency in MS Office/MS 365 applications. Interested applicants may send resumes to


Assistant Professor of Literature (rank negotiable)

The Pontifical College Josephinum is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Literature in the College of Liberal Arts beginning in fall 2024.


An ideal candidate will possess a completed doctorate (PhD) in literature or an associated area and exhibit a strong commitment to Catholic higher education. The candidate must be able to teach broad literature survey courses, writing and composition, and offer electives at the 300 to 400 course code level. The appointment will be to the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts.

The expected teaching load will be six (6) courses annually. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the overall formation program through membership on various committees according to his/her interests and the needs of the seminary.

Please respond via email with a curriculum vitae listing three references from whom letters of recommendation may be obtained, graduate transcripts, student and peer evaluations of two classes, and a letter of interest to:

Cathi Ebling

Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean

Applications should be submitted by March 1, 2024.

About the Josephinum:

The Pontifical College Josephinum, founded in 1888 and located on a beautiful campus north of downtown Columbus, Ohio, is a national and pontifical Catholic seminary. The Josephinum College of Liberal Arts offers undergraduate degrees in philosophy and humanities as well as a two-year pre-theology program offering a certificate or a bachelor of Philosophy degree. The Josephinum School of Theology offers a Master of Divinity (MDiv) and a pre-doctoral Master of Arts in Theology (MA), as well as a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree (STB) through affiliation with the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum).

The Pontifical College Josephinum is overseen by the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, who serves as Chancellor, and ultimately by the Dicastery for Clergy in Rome. For many decades, the seminary has offered programs recognized for their academic excellence and conformity to the standards of priestly formation promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and approved by the Holy See.

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