Assistant Professor of Religious Studies -- Thorneloe University at Laurentian

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Thorneloe University at Laurentian
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Thorneloe University at Laurentian – The Department of Religious Studies at Thorneloe University (federated with Laurentian University) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Religion and Modern Culture, commencing August 1st, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.

Possible areas of specialization include: Religion and Literature, Religion and Culture, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Science, and New Religious Moments.

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Religious Studies (or a closely related discipline) by the time of the appointment. Candidates must have a record of teaching and research excellence. Teaching excellence will be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, letters of recommendation, and range of courses taught. Research excellence will be demonstrated through scholarly output, including monograph(s), scholarly articles and essays, and conference participation. The Department of Religious Studies at Thorneloe, as part of the Joint Department of Religious Studies at Laurentian University, seeks a collegial teacher-scholar able to teach a variety of courses in modern western religious thought, including RLST 1117: Ideas of Love II; RLST 2167: Religious Constructions of the Human Good; RLST 2216: Religion and Violence; RLST 2316: Cults/New Religious Movements; RLST 2326: Dimensions of the Paranormal; RLST 2337: Religious Themes in Literature II; RLST 2365: Religion in Film; RLST 3306: Religion and Science; and RLST 4345: Special Readings in Religion and Modern Culture. RLST 1117: Ideas of Love II, as the second half of the annual two-semester introductory course in Religious Studies at Thorneloe University, is a top priority for the department, so teaching and research competence in contemporary literature on love is particularly welcome.

Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should send a CV (including the names and contact information of three academic referees) and a cover letter in electronic format using WORD or PDF files by November 15th, to the attention of: Dr. Mark Scott, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, c/o Susan Moores smoores@laurentian.ca. Please put “Religious Studies Search” in the subject line of the email. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged. The review of applications will begin on November 15th and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide three confidential letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages of published or thesis material.

Laurentian University is a bilingual and tricultural university, as such, bilingualism is not required but would be considered an asset. Thorneloe is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community and encourages applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Government regulations require that applications from Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.