Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Religious Studies – Mount Allison University

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Religious Studies – Lecturer or Assistant Professor

Mount Allison University

Location: New Brunswick
Date posted: 2021-02-08
Advertised until: 2021-03-12

The department of Religious Studies seeks a colleague for a full-time, nine-month sessional position, who is a dynamic and engaging teacher, and who has a background in the study of Western traditions as they intersect with critical race theory, and/or politics in the Americas and/or postcolonial approaches to texts and traditions. We especially encourage applications from candidates who are from underrepresented and minority racial groups. The successful candidate will complement existing expertise and teaching concentrations (historical and contemporary Hinduism, East and South Asian Buddhisms, Christianity, material culture, environmental ethics, popular culture, philosophy of religion, critical theory and community engaged learning), in a department that is dedicated to innovative and engaged approaches to the study of religion and to pedagogy. The candidate will teach 5 courses, some of which should include representations from the following: Religion, Body, Sexuality, Introduction to the New Testament, Apocalyptic Consciousness, Religion and Film, and Religion, Revolution and Violence.

The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor and will commence on August 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have, or be nearing completion of, a PhD in Religious Studies and be able to show expertise in Judaism, Islam, or Christianity, along with a strong background in any or all of the following: race, politics, indigenous studies, postcolonial criticism. Demonstration of engaged pedagogy through innovative course design, community engagement or activism is considered an asset.

Applications should be submitted electronically in one file to the Chair of the committee, Dr. Fiona Black, at religion@mta.ca. Applications should include a CV; the names of three referees; a description of research; a statement of teaching philosophy and practice; examples of 2 syllabi; and any other evidence that reflects teaching innovation and excellence. Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2021. Interviews will be conducted virtually by zoom.

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

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