Assistant Professor in South Asian Religions — The University of Winnipeg

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The University of Winnipeg

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2023-03-06
Advertised until: 2023-04-05
Position Details

The Department of Religion and Culture at The University of Winnipeg invites applications for a one-year term position in South Asian religions at the Assistant Professor rank, commencing July 1, 2023, subject to final budgetary approval.

This position is designated for candidates who self-identify as a racialized scholar. Applicants also will typically have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses such as Religions of India, Buddhist Traditions in India and Southeast Asia, and Special Topics in Asian Religions. The area of specialization is open to any aspect or geographical area of South Asian religions, as well as any historical period. We seek candidates with broad backgrounds and interests who can teach a wide range of courses on South Asian religions in their cultural contexts, although we would especially welcome applicants who focus on Sikh religious traditions.

Submission and Review of Applications

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter (outlining the candidate’s suitability for the position, as well as research and teaching interests), a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching proficiency and a representative writing sample (i.e., a publication or dissertation chapter).

Applications must be submitted online via The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources Website, and, under the Employment category, choose the Faculty Employment position vacancies option:

Three confidential letters of reference must be submitted electronically in PDF format to Rachel Berg, administrative assistant for the Department of Religion and Culture: Other questions may be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Newmark, Departmental Personnel Committee Chair at:

Review of applications will begin April 7, 2023, and it will continue until the position is filled.

Departmental Information

The Department of Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg offers a 3-Year BA, a 4-Year BA, and a BA Honours degree. The Department also participates in a Joint Masters Program in Religion with the University of Manitoba. Applicants can learn more about the Department and current faculty research interests at; our Program on East Asian Languages and Cultures at; and our Joint Masters Program at

Equity and Privacy

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. In accordance with the University of Winnipeg Employment Equity and Diversity Policy and section 11 of The Human Rights Code, this position is designated for qualified candidates who self-identify as racialized persons. Please confidentially self-identify at the time of application. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact Elieth Martinez, HR Consultant at or 204-258-2928.

The personal information of applicants is collected under the authority of the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected via the recruitment process is used to assess the applicant’s suitability, eligibility, and qualifications for employment, and to otherwise support recruitment activities. This information will be provided to participating members of the recruitment process. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the Director, HR Services, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 or (204) 786-9066.

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