Assistant Professor, CLTA (Christianity) — Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto

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Study of Religion – Assistant Professor, CLTA (Christianity)

University of Toronto

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2017-03-13
Advertised until: 2017-05-14
Job Field: Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Department for the Study of Religion
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Reference: 1700320
Job Closing: Apr 17, 2017

The Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto invites applications for a five year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) in the field of Christianity. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing on July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2022.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Religion or in closely related discipline by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, breadth of training, demonstrated competence in method and theory in the study of religion, and the ability to teach a variety of courses in the area of Christianity, from an introductory undergraduate survey, to more specialized undergraduate courses and as appropriate, graduate courses. Areas of teaching may include: topics in mediaeval and early modern Christianities; heresies and deviance; Christianities in North America; Christianity, colonialism and decolonization; Gender, sexuality, and Politics; and/or material culture and public memory. Excellence in research can be demonstrated by the completion of a first-rate doctoral dissertation, publications, output of research or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, participation in scholarly conferences appropriate to the candidate’s areas of specialization, as well as strong reference letters from referees of high standing. The candidate’s research may focus on any area of Christianity, but competences that complement the existing departmental strengths will be an asset.

For information about the Department of Religion and its research areas please visit our website at

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications are to be submitted on line by clicking on the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at: Applications should include as a single PDF a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, a statement of research interests; a separate PDF of a teaching portfolio which should demonstrate outstanding teaching abilities and the capacity to teach a wide range of courses. It may include, for example, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations. Arrangements should be made for the submission of three letters of reference (on letterhead) preferably in PDF format, at least one of which must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities. The letters of reference should be sent directly to Inquiries may be directed to Professor John S. Kloppenborg, at All applications must be received online by the closing date April 17, 2017.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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