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LECTURER (One-Year Term) History in Medieval History

St. Thomas More College

Review of applications will begin on May 24, 2022 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are to email their application materials to Dr. Sharon Wright, Head, Department of History, St. Thomas More College (STM) and Director of CMRS. Email: swright@stmcollege.ca

Particulars of the Position: This is a teaching position, although the successful candidate will be encouraged to take advantage of the College’s research supports as set out in the College’s collective agreement. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses per year at the undergraduate level and will have some flexibility teaching in the area of their expertise over their term of employment. The courses (in-person delivery) required for 2022-2023 will cover early Britain (Anglo-Saxon, Viking), medieval and late medieval Britain, the Crusades. Candidates will be expected to engage with all levels of students enrolled in the Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Program.
Requirements for the Position: A completed Ph.D. (at time of appointment) in History or Medieval Studies, demonstrated proficiency in Latin, and evidence of effectiveness in teaching at the university level. We are a diverse community and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

Starting Salary for July 1, 2022 (based on 2021 salary scale):
Lecturer: $81,678

Benefits: STM offers a comprehensive benefits plan including Extended Health Care, Dental, Group Life, Health and Wellness, and Professional Development Fund.

Teaching & Research Expectations: STM is committed to high-quality teaching and research. Successful candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to the teaching and (where appropriate) research missions of the College, to contribute to one or more of STM’s inter-disciplinary programs (Catholic Studies; Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and the Common Good; Classics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Jewish and Christian Origins; Ukrainian Studies) according to his/her interest or requirements of the position, and to forge productive links with the corresponding University of Saskatchewan Department of History and the Museum of Antiquities.

Application Process:

Candidates must submit an application including the following:
• a cover letter describing teaching and research strengths
• a current curriculum vitae; all stated contact information on the CV (including the email address, phone number and home address at which applicants can be reached) must be current to enable contacting applicants if necessary.
• a written response to the STM Mission Statement (see template)
• copies of transcripts of qualifying degree
• teaching dossier, including teaching philosophy, copies of teaching evaluations (both by students and peers; if the applicant has previously taught the course for which he/she is applying, teaching evaluations from that course should be made available), sample syllabi, and other materials as appropriate.
• sample of academic writing
• at least two letters of reference (please have them sent directly to the Department Head as soon as possible. Applications without reference letters will not be considered.)

ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE (STM) is the Catholic liberal arts college federated with the University of Saskatchewan. In our mission statement, we affirm that “through our teaching we are devoted to a partnership of learning and growth with our students which addresses the synthesis of faith and reason in all aspects of the human condition. The creative discovery of truth and its open dissemination nourishes our life as teachers and members of the wider academic and Catholic intellectual community.” Departments at STM collaborate with University of Saskatchewan departments in offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. STM is committed to diversity within its faculty. Women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities—including, but not limited to LGBTQI2+ people, and members of other designated groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Additional information on STM College and the University of Saskatchewan is available on the STM website (http://www.stmcollege.ca)

While we appreciate all interest in these positions, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This appointment is subject to the availability of funds.

STM will follow the University of Saskatchewan’s health and safety requirements for faculty, staff, and students for the 2022-2023 academic year in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic protocols. Please review the USask’s health and safety requirements for faculty, staff, and students in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.