SMD 203: Islam 101 Instructor (POSITION FILLED)

Closed for Applications


Job Posting No. (please quote on application): SMD 203
Posting Date: November 10, 2020 Closing Date: December 4, 2020
Position:  Course Instructor
Number of Positions Available One (1)
Term when the course will be offered: 2021 Winter
Course Number & Course Title: SMD 203: Islam 101


Course Description: An exploration of the basics, traditions, and values of the religion of Islam and the Muslim community.

One of the three Abrahamic traditions, along with Judaism and Christianity, Islam presents itself as a way of life and the final Divine message of God. The core message of Islam, submission to One God, is promoted by Islamic texts as the message that was delivered to people throughout history by Prophets from Adam to the last Prophet Muhammad. Muslims, therefore, have a lot in common with people of other faith communities.


Like all faith communities, the Muslim community has diverse schools and cultures. Diversity of schools of thought and traditions within the Muslim community has significantly contributed to the enrichment of the Islamic civilization.


Qualifications: The instructor of this course should have:


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


·         An educational background that includes the study of Islamic theology, traditions, history and literature as well as the diverse cultures of the Muslim community.


·         An experience in teaching the Islamic faith and the Muslim traditions in the North American context.



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: (Classes will be held remotely)
Dates of the Appointment: January 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 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


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


The class schedule is Mondays  at 18:00-21:00. If you are unable to teach at the scheduled time or teach the course remotely, this offer will be withdrawn.



  • Start Date
    January 18, 2021
  • Department
    Faculty of Theology — Supervised by: Dean, Faculty of Theology
  • Compensation
    $4,244.75 (includes vacation pay)
  • Hours
  • How to Apply