SMD 304 Women & Religion: Navigating Texts and Contexts Instructor (POSITION FILLED)

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Job Posting No. (please quote on application): SMD 304
Posting Date: November 9, 2020 Closing Date: December 3, 2020
Position:  Course Instructor
Number of Positions Available One (1)
Term when the course will be offered: 2021 Winter
Course Number & Course Title: SMD 304 Women & Religion: Navigating Texts and Contexts

 

Course Description: In this course, students will explore some of the social, ritual, and legal barriers women experience in their spiritual communities, and learn about the ways in which women of diverse religious backgrounds are challenging these barriers through the re-examination of traditional texts and practices. Reflecting on their own roles as both readers and interpreters, students will explore texts in translation from classical religious sources, as well as critical, feminist and other contemporary women’s interpretations of these texts (including guest speakers, films, blogs, social media, etc.), considering the influence these ideas may be having on religious practices in the 21st century.

 

Qualifications: PhD in Religion or related subject area, and evidence of engagement with the theory and methods of the study of religion, experience with gender-based and intersectional analysis, knowledge of and expertise in reading classical religious texts, knowledge of living religious communities and religious practice, and understanding of pluralism, anti-oppression/antiracism frameworks, feminist activism, and interfaith engagement among contemporary religious communities.

 

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: (Classes will be held remotely)
Dates of the Appointment: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 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

 

 Please note that as per a division-wide decision made by the Faculty of Arts and Science in keeping with broader guidance from public health authorities, this course is to be delivered remotely; pedagogical support via the Principal’s Office will be available to assist with any needed transitions to the remote delivery of the course. The class schedule is Monday & Wednesday 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
    March 1, 2021
  • Department
    Faculty of Theology — Supervised by: Dean, Faculty of Theology
  • Compensation
    $4,244.75 (includes vacation pay)
  • Hours
    12
  • How to Apply
    usmc.deanoftheology@utoronto.ca
  • Terms

    PhD in Religion or related subject area, and evidence of engagement with the theory and methods of the study of religion, experience with gender-based and intersectional analysis, knowledge of and expertise in reading classical religious texts, knowledge of living religious communities and religious practice, and understanding of pluralism, anti-oppression/antiracism frameworks, feminist activism, and interfaith engagement among contemporary religious communities.

    Ability to assume sole responsibility for the preparation and grading of all written assignments, and tests.

    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.