Full-time Sessional Appointment in Christianity and Culture -- Department of Religious Studies at Mount Allison University

The Department of Religious Studies at Mount Allison University invites applications for a full-time nine-month sessional appointment in the area of Christianity and Culture. The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor and will commence on August 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in a relevant field, with expertise in two or more of the following related areas: Early Christianity, Cultural Studies, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion. The Candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and have an appreciation for the Liberal Arts context. He or she should be competent to teach thematically-related courses in the areas of Christianity and Western philosophy of religion, and address the intersection between religion and the contemporary world.

Five courses in total will be taught over the calendar year including RELG1661: Religion and Popular Culture; RELG3601: Christianity; RELG 2831: Faith and Doubt. Two additional courses will be scheduled, depending on the candidate’s area of expertise. The ability to teach Islam would be an advantage.

The successful candidate shall also contribute to the general research culture and activities of the Department.

Applications should include a CV, sample course outlines for the two courses (two of RELG 1661, RELG2831 or RELG3601), a summary of ongoing research, a teaching dossier, and three letters of reference. These should be sent electronically to:

Chair of the Search Committee
Dr. Andrew Wilson
Department of Religious Studies
Email: religion@mta.ca

The due date for applications is February 9, 2018.

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours and respects the Mi’kmaw and Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples, the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our university is built, and confirms its commitment to strengthen relationships with them.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.