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Term Lecturer Department of Political Studies (One Year Term)

St. Thomas More College

LECTURER (term for one year): Department of Political Studies

Delivery Mode: In-Person and/or Remote

As social distancing and lockdowns due to COVID-19 continue nationwide, there is a possibility that the delivery mode for courses this Lecturer will be required to teach would include both Remote and In-Person or a combination of In-Person and Remote. Experience in remote teaching would be an asset.

FOR INFORMATION ON REMOTE DELIVERY, PLEASE VISIT: https://teaching.usask.ca/remote-teaching/#PlannedRemote

Applications are being accepted from qualified individuals for a Term position at the Lecturer rank, in the Department of Political Studies effective July 1, 2021 (the anticipated start date) to June 30, 2022.

Review of Applications will begin on May 17, 2021 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are to email their application materials to Dr. Charles Smith, Head, Department of Political Studies, St. Thomas More College (STM). Email: csmith@stmcollege.ca

Particulars of the Position: The Department has teaching needs in the areas of Canadian and Comparative Politics. The teaching load will be five 3 cu courses over the fall and winter terms.

The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Instructor depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications. Candidates must have a completed Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Political Studies.

Starting Salary for July 1, 2021:
Lecturer: $81,678
Instructor:$65,178

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; Classical, 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 Political Studies. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and graduate supervision.

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, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, visible minorities 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.