SMD 201 Indigenous Sacred Traditions & Reconciliation

Closes: July 8, 2022

Job Posting No. (please quote on application):  SMD 201 “Indigenous Sacred Traditions & Reconciliation”
Posting Date: June 21, 2022 Closing Date: July 8, 2022
Position:  Course Instructor
Number of Positions Available One (1)
Term when the course will be offered: Summer 2022
Course Number & Course Title: SMD 201 Indigenous Sacred Traditions & Reconciliation
Course Description:







In this course, students will explore key notions in Indigenous sacred traditions and worldviews, bringing their own experiences and personal backgrounds to bear on their learning. In particular, we will explore the effects of colonization and recent initiatives to work toward reconciliation in Canada, paying attention to the spiritual dimension both of colonial violence and of reconciliation.








A graduate degree in theology and at least two years professional experience in Indigenous Sacred Traditions & Reconciliation. Previous teaching experience in 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: $4,244.75 (includes vacation pay)
Estimated Course Enrolment: 12
Estimated TA Support: N/A
Class Schedule: July 26, August 2, 9, & 16, 2022

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Online Delivery.

Dates of the Appointment: July 26, 2022 to August 16, 2022
Application Process




Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current CV and names of three references via email to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College

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

 If you are unable to teach at the scheduled time or unable to teach the course remotely if that becomes necessary, this offer will be withdrawn.


  • Start Date
    July 26, 2022
  • Department
    Dean, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College — Supervised by: Dean, Faculty of Theology
  • Compensation
    $4,244.75 (includes vacation pay)
  • Hours
  • How to Apply