The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

Date Posted: May 11, 2023
Posting Deadline: July 15, 2023
Department: Faculty of Arts, Department of Women & Gender Studies
Type of Employment: 3-Year Limited Term Appointment, Full-time
Group Affiliation: SMUFU

At Saint Mary's University, you will be surrounded by a talented and dedicated team of professionals committed to accessibility, diversity, and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the University's success. WOMEN & GENDER STUDIES (WGST) and WOMEN, GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES (WGSS) at Saint Mary's University, on the unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq people, invites applications for the following LTA (Limited Term Appointment) appointment:

An LTA for a three-year term (January 1st 2024 - December 31st 2027) with the possibility for conversion into a Tenure Track position for a Black and / or Indigenous scholar with a demonstrated teaching and research commitment to critical, feminist, interdisciplinary work in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies or a closely related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate capacity and/or experience with teaching large undergraduate classes, and an interest in supporting the growth and development of our programs and students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Job Information and Responsibilities

Women and Gender Studies (MA), and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (Minor), emphasize the interdisciplinary basis of Women and Gender Studies, its community linkages, and its grounding in feminist theories and methods. Courses in WGSS lead to a fuller understanding of how gender and intersecting variables of power shape individuals and groups, cultures, ways of knowing, and struggles for social justice and change. Students in the program learn feminist theories and methodologies with which to transform the norms and forms of domination that socially construct women/trans/non-binary in oppressive ways, and that discourage practices of femininity and masculinity that hinder all genders from participating fully in society.

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Normally, the candidate will have a completed PhD, If a PhD is in progress, it is expected that the candidate will complete their PhD by the position start date.

Application Details

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following six items only, merged into one file:

  1. A letter of application that clearly addressing the criteria above, including how the applicant's qualifications, expertise, and lived experience will enrich a) the Department's teaching needs, b) the intellectual culture of the Department, c) student supervision, training, and mentoring, and d) the wider community and the University;
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae;
  3. A teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness and syllabi for courses taught and/or proposed that directly address the criteria above;
  4. Examples of recent scholarly writing, community research, or reports;
  5. Graduate school transcripts; 6. the names and contact information for three referees.

Applications with one merged file should be addressed to Dr. Michele Byers and emailed to by the closing date of July 15th, 2023.

WGST is committed to equity and diversity as essential to academic excellence; lived experience at the intersections of transnationalism, racialization, colonization, disability, queer/trans/2S, and Indigeneity will be considered a scholarly asset. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected].

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Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

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