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8-Month Limited Term Appointment, Religious Studies


Saint Mary\'s University

Halifax City, Nova Scotia

Saint Mary’s University, Faculty of Arts

Department of Religious Studies

8-month Limited Term Appointment in Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight month sessional position beginning 1 September 2018. The successful applicant will be expected to teach first and second year courses that are foundational to our programme, such as Introduction to Religion, Introduction to Religious Experience, Introduction to Religions (East and West). The course load for the year will be two courses for the fall semester and three for the winter semester. The department has a preference for instructors who have a depth of teaching experience. The successful candidate must have a teaching portfolio that reflects excellence in teaching and demonstrates strategies for teaching Religious Studies at the introductory level. Applicants should hold a completed Ph.D. in Religious Studies (or related discipline), or be near completion.

The successful applicant will join a strong, five-member Department with a programme that focuses on religion in contemporary global society. Our programme includes a BA degree with a minor, major, and robust honours, as well as a joint MA programme run with the Atlantic School.

Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and home to five universities. It is convenient to recreational areas and other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For information about the University, visit

Saint Mary’s hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. The University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Apply for this opportunity online by visiting and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the “Apply Online Now” button. Applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly writing (if available), and graduate school transcripts. Where possible, please merge these documents into one (1) PDF file. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation to Dr. Alexander Soucy, Chairperson, Department of Religious Studies, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3.

We will begin considering applications on March 30, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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