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Tenure Track Position, Contemporary Jewish Religion and Globalized Identities

Queen's University

The School of Religion, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track or Tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with specialization in Contemporary Jewish Religion and Globalized Identities. The successful candidate will also hold an appointment as the Co-ordinator of the Jewish Studies Program. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2019.
We are seeking a colleague trained in religion and humanistic social sciences, with demonstrated interest and competency in Theory and Method in the Study of Religion. Areas of interest might include immigration and migration, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, trauma and resilience.

The successful candidate will be expected to: Co-ordinate the Jewish Studies program, teach courses in the School of Religion, promote Jewish Studies in the University and local community, work with a Steering Committee to foster courses related to Jewish Studies in various University departments. In recognition of the administrative load in this position, the teaching load will be reduced.
The successful candidate must have administrative experience in some university capacity.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”; or “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

• A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent status specified in the previous paragraph);
• A current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
• A statement of research interests;
• A statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
• Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Mary Smida, School of Religion, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Mary Smida at, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Mary Smida
Departmental Administrator
The School of Religion
211 Theological Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, ON

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process please contact Mary Smida, in The School of Religion, at or 613-533-2109.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) which is posted at and at .