The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Lecturer, Islamic Studies

Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies
1 Year Term in Islamic Studies

The Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a one year full-time term appointment at the rank of Lecturer (floor salary of $77,613) with primary specialization in the area of Islamic Studies commencing from 1 July, 2017.  This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Religion and Culture, or a closely related area. Demonstrated excellence in teaching will be preferred.

The responsibilities of the position include teaching 18 cu of RLST courses including Islamic civilization, religion and culture (RLST 112.3 Western Religions, RLST 113.3 Introduction to Islamic Civilization – 2 sections, RLST 240.3 Introduction to Islam, RLST 241.3 Islam in the Modern World, RLST 243 Islam in Hollywood, or any other courses as required by the progam).

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts.  There are over 10,000 students in the College and 295 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs.  The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 23,000. The university is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities.                                                                                                                                                     

Interested candidates should apply electronically by May 14, 2017 with a complete dossier including CV, a statement of teaching and research interests, peer and student evaluations of teaching if available, three letters of reference, copies of publications/writing samples, and other pertinent information to:

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.