Fall 2020 | Course Instructor “Religion and Disability” | Faculty of Theology POSITION FILLED

Closed for Applications

Fall 2020 | Course Instructor SMD401  “Religion and Disability” | Faculty of Theology


Post closing date: September 30, 2020

The University of St. Michael’s College, federated with the University of Toronto, is a Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Congregation of St. Basil, whose motto, “Teach me goodness, discipline and knowledge,” sets the tone for campus life. Committed to the pursuit of knowledge, meaning and truth, USMC is a dynamic centre where Catholic intellectual life thrives in a context of academic freedom and rigorous debate. The University of St. Michael’s College boasts a large and dynamic undergraduate division, a Faculty of Theology and one of the busiest and most important libraries on the University of Toronto Campus.


Organization: University of St. Michael’s College

Location: 81 St Mary St, Toronto, ON, Canada

Start Date: November 9, 2020

Department: Faculty of Theology

Supervisor: Dean, Faculty of Theology

Compensation: $4,161(includes vacation pay)

Hours: Monday Evenings 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Apply to: usmc.deanoftheology@utoronto.ca



Position:  Course Instructor
Number of Positions Available One (1)
Term when the course will be offered: 2020 Fall (remotely)
Course Number & Course Title: SMD401
Course Description: Every religion articulates what makes an ideal human being, but often people with disabilities are excluded. This course explores disability narratives in major world religions, placing disability theologies at the center of religious inquiry. Students will examine the ways ability and disability impact spiritual engagement across religious traditions. Both sacred and modern texts will be used to understand the historical interpretations of disability and the ways religious communities engage with disabled persons today.


Qualifications: PhD in Theology, with expertise in at least two religious traditions. Experience in teaching a similar course is strongly preferred. Ability to assume sole responsibility for the preparation and grading of all written assignments, and tests
Brief Description of Duties: Preparation and delivery of course content; goals/outcomes; development, administration and marking of assignments, tests and exams; calculation and submission of grades; holding regular office hours; supervising TAs (if any) assigned to the course.
Salary: $4,161 (includes vacation pay)
Estimated Course Enrolment: 12
Estimated TA Support: N/A
Class Schedule: Monday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dates of the Appointment: November 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2020
Application Process Applicants should submit a cover letter, an updated CV and names of three references via email to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College usmc.deanoftheology@utoronto.ca

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 4 Collective Agreement.

Please note that this position is tentative, pending funding, final course determinations and enrolments.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


The University of St. Michael’s College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, people who take a religiously informed view of human experience, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


If you require accessibility accommodation, please contact Human Resources at 416-926-1300 ext. 7191 or hr.stmikes@utoronto.ca


  • Start Date
    November 9, 2020
  • Department
    Faculty of Theology — Supervised by: Dean, Faculty of Theology
  • Compensation
  • Hours
  • How to Apply