Sessional Instructor - Department of Religious Studies - Fall 2016

Competition Number: 
62SI16
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Date of Posting: 
June 20, 2016
Department: 
Department of Religious Studies - Faculty of Arts
Position: 
Sessional Instructor
Contract: 
Fall 2016

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a sessional instructor to teach the following course in the Fall semester of 2016. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

Religious Studies 288 (Special Topics: Islam and Christianity in Dialogue)
This course is an introduction to the major themes that arise in dialogue between the world's two largest religions - Christianity and Islam. Through the consideration of sacred, foundational and modern texts, it explores concepts such as revelation, prophesy, heresy, and God in historical and religious context.

The current time slot is Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Religious Studies or a related discipline with a scholarly emphasis on Islam and Christianity. Some knowledge of Arabic is required.

Members of the Sessional Roster of the academic unit will be given priority.

Application Instuctions:

Please send a cover letter, including some description of how you would approach this course, along with a curriculum vitae to:

Peter Koritansky,
Chair, Religious Studies
Email: pkoritansky@upei.ca.

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 July 5, 2016.

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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