Sessional Instructor - Department of Religious Studies - Faculty of Arts (Winter 2018)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017
Date of Posting: 
April 28, 2017
Department of Religious Studies - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2018

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications to teach the following course during the Winter 2018 Semester. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

Special Topics: Religion and the Politics of Sex and Race

This course examines historical and contemporary intersections of religion, politics and human rights, focusing on debates surrounding race, gender, and sexuality.  The course addresses the following questions:  How do we understand the ways 'religion', 'faith', and/or 'spirituality' intersect with social justice, social movements, oppression and emancipation, and politics generally? How should liberal democracies deal respectfully with differences regarding gender, sexuality, faith, and family; and what role, if any, should human rights play?

The successful candidate will have a M.A. in a relevant field and a Ph.D is strongly preferred.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster in the academic unit.  

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and an updated curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Peter Koritansky
Chair, Department of Religious Studies

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 May 12, 2017

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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