The Trustees of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, wish to appoint a President of Saint Patrick’s College.
The position arises in 2017 and
the appointment will be for a five year term which may be renewed or
extended for one further term.
Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, was founded as a seminary in 1795
and received the status of a Pontifical University in 1896. It has the
Faculties of Theology, Philosophy and Canon Law. The Pontifical
University and the Seminary are located next to, and cooperate closely
with, Maynooth University.
Role “Under the authority of the Trustees the
President is the pastor of the seminary community. He shall be a man of
good faith, learning and good judgement, committed to his priestly
duties and able to work well with others.” (Statutes of Saint Patrick’s
College, Maynooth. #43-44). The President/Rector, while leading the
full seminary formation programme for the Roman Catholic Priesthood,
will also be responsible for the overall operational efficiency of the
college. He will oversee the strategic development of the college’s
faculties, responding to the challenges and positive changes in the
He will be able to envision, propose and implement
changes set out in the College’s strategic plan.
Requirements Roman Catholic Priest who is in good
standing and over 35 years of age; Commitment to priestly duties and
personal faith; Candidates must provide written permission from their
Ordinary or Religious Superior before the closing date set out below.
Desirable Attributes A Doctorate and Licentiate in
Catholic Theology or Biblical Studies or Canon Law or Philosophy or
Ecclesiastical History; a qualification or experience in ministerial
formation or other relevant experience; and, experience in
Application Procedure Candidates should submit a
written application to Rev Father Enda Cunningham, Secretary to the
Trustees, c/o Columba Centre, Maynooth, Co Kildare no later than 5.00pm
on Wednesday 25 January 2017.
Applications must include details of
qualifications and experience and a covering letter setting out reasons
the candidate views his experience as relevant to this appointment.
written permission of the Ordinary or Religious Superior should
accompany the application.
The proposed nominee is subject to approval
from the relevant Congregation in Rome.
Further information is available on www.http://maynoothcollege.ie