Sessional Position in South Asian Religions, Saint Mary’s University

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Saint Mary’s University
Faculty of Arts
Department of Religious Studies
9 month Sessional Position in South Asian Religions

The Department of Religious Studies at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a nine- month sessional position beginning 1 September 2015. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses related to contemporary South Asian religion, particularly Hinduism. Our preference is for teaching capacity in Hinduism on the global level, with an interest in diasporic communities, particularly Canada. The ideal candidate would have a strong interest in Hinduism and religious political movements with the ability to teach courses across disciplines such as international development, women studies and environmental studies. The successful candidate must have a teaching portfolio demonstrating the ability to teach various issues as they relate to religion and introductory courses in Religious Studies. Applicants should hold a completed Ph.D. in Religious Studies or be near completion. We would consider doctorates in related disciplines, provided the candidate has other degrees in Religious Studies.

This position strengthens our development of a department focused on religions in contemporary, global perspective. The Department of Religious Studies provides BA honours, major, minor, and concentration programs, and in conjunction with Atlantic School of Theology conducts an innovative MA program in Theology and Religious Studies. Our students have a strong record of successful grant awards for graduate studies.

Saint Mary’s is a public university with approximately 7,500 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The University is uniquely committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students.

Saint Mary’s University 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 is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). Saint Mary’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including recent student evaluations if available as well as a course outline for a course relevant to those in this ad), and one example of published work. In a cover letter applicants should summarize how their experience and academic credentials in teaching and research meet the criteria for the position.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their files are complete. Consideration of application materials will begin February 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications with names for three referees and complete contact information (email, postal address, telephone) should be sent to:

Department Chair
Department of Religious Studies
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

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