Job Posting — Academic Teaching Staff- Limited Term Appointment: Religious Studies

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Academic Teaching Staff – Religious Studies

ART History/Classics/Religion

Closing Date – May 31, 2024

While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please log in to verify your internal candidate status.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

This position has a term length of 8 months. Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.

Location – This role is in-person at North Campus Edmonton.

Working at the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is a community of knowledge seekers, change makers and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 14,000 faculty and staff, over 40,000 students and 260,000 alumni worldwide.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people — from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. Learn more.

Working for the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada. The Department of History, Classics, and Religion offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in Classics (including Classical Archaeology), Religious Studies, and History. Classics is the interdisciplinary study of the ancient cultures and civilizations of the Mediterranean world, particularly those of Greece and Rome. History is the study of change over time within and across human societies, from any period and any part of the world. Religious Studies is the critical study of religious beliefs, practices, texts, institutions, and communities. Our courses and degrees help students develop their abilities in critical analysis, creative thinking, and effective oral and written communication. Our award-winning instructors and researchers teach nearly 9000 students in about 200 classes per year. The Department of History, Classics, and Religion has a long record of research and teaching excellence on the history of Indigenous peoples.


The Department of History, Classics, and Religion at the University of Alberta invites applications for an Academic Teaching Staff member (rank TBD) in Religious Studies, specializing in one or more non-Western religious traditions. This is an eight-month full-time position starting September 1, 2024, with a teaching load of three courses per semester.

Responsibilities for the position include:

  • Teaching three undergraduate courses per semester. Subject to confirmation, the teaching assignment is likely to include junior survey courses on Eastern religions, an Introduction to Buddhism, and an Introduction to Hinduism.
  • Service responsibilities directly related to the teaching assignment (student advising, office hours) and participation in department meetings.


Applicants must hold a PhD in Religious Studies or a related discipline, or be ABD with a firm expectation of completing the PhD before August 1, 2024. Demonstrated potential for effective university teaching is a requirement for the position.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae in the online portal below. The cover letter must specify the names and contact information of two referees.

Questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Ryan Dunch, Chair of History, Classics, and Religion at


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