[Job Posting] University of Regina: Assistant Professor, Asian Religions (one-year term position)

The Department of Gender, Religion, and Critical Studies at the University of Regina is seeking to hire a one-year term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach in the Asian Religions concentration of its Religious Studies program. The anticipated date of commencement is 1 July 2021, depending on the availability of the successful candidate.


The Department welcomes applicants with expertise in any area of Asian religions. Candidates should have a completed PhD in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment.  Ideal candidates will have demonstrated an effectiveness in teaching and supervising students in Asian religious traditions, competency in teaching introductory courses in Religious Studies, and a commitment to excellence in research. Applicants should also be prepared to implement remote modes of instruction (synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination of both), and to return to conventional teaching modalities (face-to-face) as public and university health conditions allow.

The Religious Studies program at the University of Regina is methodologically pluralistic and welcomes teaching and research that draws on a wide range of theories, methods and approaches. Religious Studies offers courses on a variety of religious traditions, current issues, and academic approaches to religious phenomena. The program enjoys seven full-time tenured faculty members shared across the University of Regina and its federated colleges of Campion and Luther Colleges. More information can be found on the Faculty of Arts and the Gender, Religion, and Critical Studies websites. https://www.uregina.ca/arts/grc-studies/index.html.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin on April 9, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their application materials immediately.

Application packages must be submitted electronically via the online Human Resources portal at http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html.  Applications shall include:
● a covering letter providing a statement of research and teaching interests
● evidence of teaching effectiveness
● a current curriculum vitae
● writing samples
● names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references (please note: if successfully short-listed for an interview, letters of reference will be requested)
● unofficial transcripts (please note: if successfully short-listed for an interview, official transcripts sent directly from the post-secondary institutions will be required).

Please note that short-listed candidates will be asked to have original transcripts and confidential letters of reference sent directly to: Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, or emailed to: arts.deans.office@uregina.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applicants representing designated diversity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

Academic or position enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Kevin Bond, Head, Department of Gender, Religion, and Critical Studies (Kevin.Bond@uregina.ca).

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