Assistant Professor in Religious Studies (and Environment), Augustana (Fine Arts and Humanities) — University of Alberta

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Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Augustana (Fine Arts and Humanities) — University of Alberta
Competition No. – A105624700
Closing Date – Oct 16, 2014

This position is located in Camrose, AB.

The Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta enrolls over 1000 undergraduate students in baccalaureate degree programs on a picturesque residential campus in the city of Camrose, 90 kilometers southeast of Edmonton. Camrose is located in the Aspen Parkland of the Canadian Prairies in Treaty 6 territory. The Faculty is committed to building on its reputation for academic rigour, high-quality teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences, and extensive opportunities for students in the areas of community service learning, undergraduate research and international study. Augustana provides a distinctive undergraduate experience characterized by close student­/faculty relationships and numerous opportunities for student participation in athletics, clubs, and campus organizations. Augustana is also home to the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, the first enterprise in a Canadian public university dedicated to engaging academics and community members in explorations of complex issues at the intersection between religion and civic life. Students benefit from the advantages of a small campus while earning a degree from one of Canada’s leading universities. The Faculty seeks to attract promising scholars who will share its enthusiasm for teaching in a small-campus environment, participate actively in a collegial culture of inquiry and public engagement, and flourish a s researchers in an undergraduate, interdisciplinary and rural milieu.

The Department of Fine Arts and Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track position in Religious Studies. This appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary department and become a faculty member of the B.A. program in Philosophy and Religion.

Applicants should possess (or be near completion of) a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related discipline with a specialization in Religion and the environment. In addition to this expertise, applicants should be qualified and willing to teach, from a comparative perspective, a variety of undergraduate courses such as, but not limited to, Introduction to World Religions, Exploring Religious Meaning, Religion and Ecology, Religion and Climate Change, Women and Religion, Ecofeminism, Aboriginal Perspectives, Environmental Ethics and Activism, and Sacred Places. Some of the courses taught by this professor are cross-listed with Augustana’s Environmental Studies/Science program. Candidates should be able to demonstrate engaging and effective teaching and maintain a strong research program.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly work, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three referees. Please submit applications in a PDF format.

Questions about this position or the Philosophy and Religion degree program at Augustana should be directed to Dr. Kim Misfeldt, Chair of Fine Arts and Humanities, by email at

Review of applications will begin on September 25, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply: Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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