Sessional Instructor - Department of Religious Studies - Faculty of Arts (Fall 2017)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017
Date of Posting: 
June 12, 2017
Department of Religious Studies - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2017

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island announces a sessional appointment to teach Religious Studies 3230 (Interreligious Dialogue) in the Fall Semester of 2017. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 3230 (Interreligious Dialogue)
This lecture-seminar course explores interreligious dialogue, a growing topic in comparative religion. The major models, methodological questions, practical issues, and their ongoing developments are discussed from Western, Eastern, and comparative perspectives: e.g., Jewish-Christian-Islamic dialogue, ecumenical dialogue, Hindu-Christian dialogue, Buddhist-Christian dialogue, and Confucian-Christian dialogue. Various readings are selected from the current scholarship on relevant topics, theories, and ideas.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 - 2:15pm.

A Master’s degree or Ph.D in Religious Studies (or a closely related field) is required for this appointment.

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

Application Instructions:
Please send an updated curriculum vitae, and a tentative course outline (all attached as PDF documents) by email 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 July 10, 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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