[Job posting] Tenure-track Assistant Professor in East Asian Religions – Department of Religious Studies at St. Francis Xavier University

The Department of Religious Studies at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

St. Francis Xavier University is a leading national undergraduate university with a reputation of academic excellence, scholarly inquiry, and service to society. Recognized as one of the finest universities in Canada, StFX is meeting the needs of today’s undergraduates through outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research experiences, the very best in a residential community, and unique opportunities to make a contribution to communities at home and abroad. As part of its mission of excellence in teaching, the university sees faculty involvement in research, reflective inquiry and creative work as essential. StFX is committed to providing strong support for the encouragement of these priorities. StFX University is situated in a vibrant east coast arts community of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, a community noted for the quality of its culture and recreational facilities, friendliness of its people, and the natural beauty of its coastal landscape.

Position responsibilities include teaching and supervision in the undergraduate program, conducting a program of research, and academic and professional service. The successful candidate will have an active program of research in one of the following areas:

– Christianity (e.g., New Testament, history, theology, diversity, society)
– East Asian religions (China, Japan, Korea)
– Indigenous religions

St. Francis Xavier University is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. In accordance with this commitment, the Department seeks candidates who can contribute to and strengthen the diversity of our community, and will prioritize applications from one or more of the following underrepresented groups: women, Indigenous persons, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ individuals.

Applicants should have a PhD in Religious Studies and show evidence of effective teaching ability. A background in diaspora and colonialist/post-colonialist theory is an asset.

Electronic submission of curriculum vitae, letter of application, teaching and research summaries (including sample syllabi and a sample of scholarly research), and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) references should be sent via email to:
Dr. Ken Penner
Chair, Department of Religious Studies

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

“Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents”.

Posted: November 30, 2021

More details are posted at the link: https://www.mystfx.ca/hr/sites/hr/files/RELSTTJobadNov262021.pdf

Click here to see original post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.