Instructor SMD 305 Chaplaincy in the Multifaith and Interfaith Context

Closed for Applications

Toronto is a city that embraces the other. Over half its residents were born elsewhere. They hail from nearly every country in the world and speak over 140 languages. Toronto is also home to Canada’s largest LGBTQ community (https://theculturetrip.com). This multiculturalism that is characteristic of Toronto is also reflected in the religious and non-religious diversity. This diversity has provided health care workers with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, awareness, and understanding in order to respond to the needs of patients and families. This is no less true for those who provide pastoral/spiritual care.

  • Start Date
    May 17, 2021
  • Department
    Faculty of Theology — Supervised by: Dean, Faculty of Theology
  • Compensation
    $4244.75 (includes vacation pay)
  • Hours
    TBA
  • How to Apply
    usmc.deanoftheology@utoronto.ca
  • Terms
    Job Posting No. (please quote on application): 20215 SMD 305
    Posting Date: April 14, 2021 Closing Date: May 12, 2021
    Position:  Course Instructor
    Number of Positions Available One (1)
    Term when the course will be offered: 2021 Summer
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    SMD 305 Chaplaincy in the Multifaith and Interfaith Context

     

     

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    Toronto is a city that embraces the other. Over half its residents were born elsewhere. They hail from nearly every country in the world and speak over 140 languages. Toronto is also home to Canada’s largest LGBTQ community (https://theculturetrip.com). This multiculturalism that is characteristic of Toronto is also reflected in the religious and non-religious diversity. This diversity has provided health care workers with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, awareness, and understanding in order to respond to the needs of patients and families. This is no less true for those who provide pastoral/spiritual care.

    This course will introduce the philosophy and theoretical foundations to providing spiritual care in a multifaith environment such as Toronto. Students will learn the distinction between religious care and spiritual care. They will also develop basic listening skills, including how to respond in such a way that it further elicits the patient’s/family’s illness narrative.

    This course will be interactive using different multi-media resources, as well as small group discussion. Students will be invited to get in touch with and explore their own worldview and social location and how these inform them.  

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    A well-recognized academic degree—preferably PhD—from a well-established educational institution or university.

    At minimum, 10 years experience providing spiritual care within health care institutions.

    Certification with the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC).

    Excellent counselling/clinical skills. Demonstrated competency in spiritual care to the sick and to persons of diverse religious, educational and cultural backgrounds.

    Ability to relate theology/spirituality and behavioural sciences to spiritual care work.

    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: $4,244.75   (includes vacation pay)
    Estimated Course Enrolment: 12
    Estimated TA Support: N/A
    Class Schedule: Mondays 1800-2100 ( Classes will be held remotely)
    Dates of the Appointment: May 17, 24, 31 & June 7, 2021
    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