Assistant Professor in Religious Studies — University of Prince Edward Island

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Religious Studies – Assistant Professor

University of Prince Edward Island

Location: Prince Edward Island
Date posted: 2016-09-10
Advertised until: 2016-10-10

The University of Prince Edward Island announces a full-time, tenure track, position in the Department of Religious Studies at the level of assistant professor to commence in January of 2017. We are seeking candidates who specialize in one of the following areas: Islam; The Religious Traditions of Canada. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must possess the following:

  • A Ph.D (or equivalent) in Religious Studies or a related discipline with a teaching and scholarly emphasis upon religious issues.
  • Evidence of undergraduate teaching success.
  • Willingness and ability to teach RS 101 (Western Religious Traditions) on a regular basis.
  • Willingness and ability to teach courses that may be cross-listed with other departments in UPEI’s Faculty of Arts.
  • Willingness and ability to develop online or blended courses.
  • Evidence of recent or imminent scholarly accomplishment in the area of specialization and a well-defined scholarly agenda.

Application Instructions:
At this time please email only the following materials in a single PDF document: a curriculum vitae including the contact information of three references and a letter of application in which candidates outline their fit within UPEI’s overall Strategic Plan (available at .

Send this document to Dr. Peter Karl Koritansky, Chair of Religious Studies, at The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, October 11th, 2016. We plan to contact, with a request for further materials, only those candidates that are shortlisted.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is October 11, 2016

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