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Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Theological Studies in Systematics/Contextual Theology and Spirituality

Last updated: April 7, 2021, 4:17 p.m.

Job title: Limite-Term Appointment in the Department of Theological Studies in Systematics/Contextual Theology and Spirituality
Date posted: April 7, 2021
Application deadline: May 5, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a limited-term appointment in Systematics/Contextual Theology and Spirituality. The candidate will be expected to teach five undergraduate courses and one graduate seminar, and 20% of the task will consist of administrative duties. This position is subject to budgetary approval and need, and is full-time, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2021 and ending May 14, 2022. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be granted a subsequent appointment, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent appointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

Qualifications and assets

Applicants should hold a PhD in Theology or in a related area (religious studies). They should have a strong competency in Systematic Theology as well as in Contextual Theology and Spirituality. Applicants should make clear where their primary and secondary expertise lies. Strong candidates will have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and have familiarity with equity, anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Marie-France Dion and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and applicants should arrange for three letters of reference which address their qualifications for the announced position to be sent directly by email to Dr. Marie-France Dion, Chair, Department of Theological Studies, Concordia University, Electronic applications should be submitted by May 5, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

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