The Opportunity

Wolfville, NS
Education and Training
Competition Number: 26-272-24

Faculty of Arts
Department of History & Classics
Per Course Faculty Teaching Opportunity

Under the terms of the 16th Collective Agreement, and in accordance with Article 58.10(a)(ii), the University invites applications from all qualified individuals. First consideration will be given to internal candidates as defined in Article 58.11(b)(i) of the Collective Agreement (Internal applicants are all individuals on the Precedence List as defined in Articles 11.12(a), 11.12 (b) and 11.12(m) and all Full-Time Employees.).

Competition: # HIST 26-272-24

Course Title: World Religions Part 2 (CREL 1223)
Contract Term: December 15, 2024 - April 30, 2025
Course Schedule: Winter 2025 - Tuesdays and Thursdays - 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
Employee Group: Acadia University Faculty Association

Course Description: The history, beliefs, practices and contemporary relevance of the Hindu, Buddhist Confucian, Taoist, Zoroastrian, Judaie, Muslim and Christian and Indigenous spiritual lifeways. After outlining methods of understanding different ways of being religious, the course examines the components of larger streams of tradition and compare and contrasts their respective beliefs and practices.

Qualifications: The successful applicant should hold a PhD in Religious Studies.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this opportunity, click on the "Apply Now" button and upload a letter of application and curriculum vitae.*

If further information is required, please contact Cathy MacDonald, Provost and Vice-President Academic Office at [email protected].

Competition closes July 4, 2024 (at midnight).

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents shall be given priority. First consideration shall be given to internal candidates as defined in Articles 58.11 (b)(i) of the Collective Agreement. The University encourages applications from Indigenous people; African Canadians; African Nova Scotians; persons with disabilities; visible minorities; women; persons of any minority sexuality, gender identity or gender expression; and all intersections of these identities. Acadia embraces the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental in creating an expansive academic environment and champions diverse knowledge systems as pillars of academic excellence.

All applicants shall be required to submit an online self-identification form (Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form) as part of their application package.

A little bit about us

Faculty of Arts

Acadia University is one of the few undergraduate jewels in the Canadian post-secondary education landscape. For 180 years this extraordinary place, comprised of extraordinary students learning in extraordinary ways and taught by extraordinary professors, has touched both heads and hearts in equal measure. As a member of the Maple League of Universities, Acadia is committed to the delivery of a high quality, 21st century liberal education within a primarily residential, undergraduate learning community.

Founded in 1838, Acadia University is one of the oldest and most respected universities in Canada known for providing a premium, high engagement primarily undergraduate student experience. Located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq nation, Acadia is just a one-hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is an integral part of the quintessential college town of Wolfville, overlooking the Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy. With an enrollment of over 4,000, Acadia attracts students from every province and territory and more than 60 countries to take advantage of exceptional academic programs, a curriculum that encourages personal development, and collaborative learning experiences led by award-winning professors.

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