Summer 2020 | Course Instructor SMP3425HS “Religious Education in the Multifaith Context” | Faculty of Theology

Closed for Applications

Educators must be prepared to teach students from a range of religious backgrounds, including those who come from “traditional” religious communities, those who are seeking and shopping around, and those who have little orientation to religion at all. What issues-practical and theological-does this raise for how the teacher approaches matters of faith? How can teachers draw on the knowledge and experiences of students in the classroom to deepen student engagement when learning about religion? What should be the aims of Christian education in a multifaith classroom? The course will explore faith-focused teaching and learning in the context of religious diversity. It takes the Catholic tradition as its primary point of departure, but is attentive to other Christian traditions as well.

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.

  • Start Date
    July 13, 2020
  • Department
    Faculty of Theology — Supervised by: Dean, Faculty of Theology
  • Compensation
    $8,489.50 (includes vacation pay)
  • How to Apply
    usmc.deanoftheology@utoronto.ca
  • Terms
    Job Posting No. (please quote on application) 20205 SMP 3425 H
    Posting Date: March 12, 2020 Closing Date: April 17, 2020
    Position:  Course Instructor
    Number of Position Available: One (1)
    Term when the course will be offered: 2020 Summer
    Course Number & Course Title: SMP 3425 H Religious Education in the Multifaith Context
    Course Description: Educators must be prepared to teach students from a range of religious backgrounds, including those who come from “traditional” religious communities, those who are seeking and shopping around, and those who have little orientation to religion at all. What issues-practical and theological-does this raise for how the teacher approaches matters of faith? How can teachers draw on the knowledge and experiences of students in the classroom to deepen student engagement when learning about religion? What should be the aims of Christian education in a multifaith classroom? The course will explore faith-focused teaching and learning in the context of religious diversity. It takes the Catholic tradition as its primary point of departure, but is attentive to other Christian traditions as well.
    Qualifications: At minimum MA in Theology with expertise in Religious Education in the multifiath context.   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:  $8489.50 (includes vacation pay)
    Class Location: St. George Campus/Online
    Estimated Course Enrolment: 15
    Estimated TA Support: N/A
    Class Schedule:  
    Dates of the Appointment: July 13 – July 21, 2020

     

    Application Process Applicants should submit a cover letter, an update 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