Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Gender, Power, and Religions in "the Americas"
Memorial University of Newfoundland
This call specifically invites those candidates whose research and writing reflects on contemporary issues related to gender in “the Americas,” with a focus on at least one of the following (not in order of priority): 1) gender, race, and religion; 2) religion and colonialism; 3)
decolonial, anticolonial, and/or Indigenous religions and spiritualities.
Applicants should clearly articulate in their cover letter how their research and teaching fits into the position’s focus on Gender, Power and Religions in “the Americas,” and situate themselves within the subcategories outlined above. They should also present a teaching portfolio
demonstrating the ability to teach introductory and senior/graduate level courses in the Study of Religion, and Gender Studies, including courses in method and theory. The successful candidate must be able to supervise honours and MA students in their research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to expand course offerings in the Departments of Religious Studies and Gender Studies. Their appointment would be 60% in Religious Studies and 40% in Gender Studies .
At the time of appointment, candidates will have completed a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field and have demonstrated competence in method and theory in the study of religious and/or spiritual traditions. ABD candidates will be considered with reasonable assurance of completion before the commencement of the appointment on July 1, 2024.
Memorial University is committed to employment equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including: women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous Peoples; visible
minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. All applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of an equity-deserving group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of an equity-deserving group(s) unless they complete an
employment equity survey. Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment. If there is anything we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly and we will work with you to make
About Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador:
We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province. This
land acknowledgment was created collaboratively with Indigenous groups of the province. For more information, including on the university’s Indigenization Strategy, see the Vice President (Indigenous) website: https://www.mun.ca/indigenous/
Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000
students, Memorial’s St. John’s campus provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in the capital city, which has a vibrant cultural life and access to a wide range of outdoor activities.
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (2 pages maximum), statement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 pages maximum), one sample publication, and contact information for three references (no letters required at this stage).
Applicants are also invited to include a one-page EDI statement.
Send applications by November 15, 2023, via mail or email to:
Dr. Luke Roman
Interim Head, Department of Religious Studies
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7
Email care of: Annette Sullivan at email@example.com
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement with Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA). For more
information about MUNFA, see https://munfa.ca/. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.