Probationary (Tenure-Track) Appointment: Huron-Lawson Chair in Contextual Theology, Huron University College at Western



Huron is completely unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.

As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best-possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.

Building on 158 years of excellence in theological education, Huron’s Faculty of Theology is committed to providing students with the academic grounding and experiential learning they need to develop as resilient and successful Leaders with Heart, whether they go on to ordained ministry, public service, further study, or another field. The Faculty of Theology offers Bachelor of Arts courses and modules in Religion and Theology, as well as the Master of Divinity, the Master of Theological Studies, and the Master of Arts (Theology) degrees.

The Faculty of Theology at Huron invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Contextual Theology (open rank). The appointment will commence July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in Theology or related field, and will have excellent qualifications in teaching and research in Contextual Theology. Candidates with established profiles in any relevant area of research, including (but not limited to) Indigenous, Liberationist, Feminist, Black, Latinx, Postcolonial, Queer, or Environmental theologies, will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching record demonstrates readiness to teach and supervise in our research M.A. (Theology) program, and whose teaching experience or capacity includes Contextual Theology courses at the M.Div. or M.T.S. level and Religious Studies courses at the B.A. level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2.5 full courses per year (with a 0.5 course release in each of their first two years of employment), maintain a research program, and participate in the administrative life of the Faculty and University. The successful candidate will also support and contribute collaboratively to the mission of the Faculty of Theology and will work well in an ecumenical and interfaith environment.

Interested candidates should forward (by email): a cover letter; an up-to-date c.v., including the names of three references; a summary of teaching philosophy and research interests (maximum four pages); and sample publications to:

Dr. Daniel A. Smith
Dean, Faculty of Theology
Huron University College

The closing date for receipt of applications and supporting materials is January 28th, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given hiring priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an application, please contact Human Resources at 519-438-7224, extension 703, or