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Course Instructorship in Celtic Studies

St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto

USMC 2021-22 - Course Instructorship in Celtic Studies

The University of St. Michael’s College, federated with the University of Toronto, seeks to be Canada’s leading English-speaking Catholic University. The University is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of knowledge for its own sake and is committed to the study of the Catholic intellectual tradition within the context of faith and to fostering the creative engagement of that tradition with the widest range of academic disciplines as well as other traditions both religious and secular.

The Celtic Studies Program, sponsored by the University of St. Michael's College, a Federated University of the University of Toronto, offers specialist, major, and minor programs of study within the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts & Science. It provides students with an opportunity to study within an interdisciplinary undergraduate program focusing on the languages, literature, history, and culture of the Celtic peoples in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, and the Celtic diaspora.

The University of St. Michael’s College seeks applicants for a Course Instructorship appointment in the Celtic Studies Program, for a twelve-month period beginning August 1, 2021, and ending on July 31, 2022. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Irish language teaching from a recognized university or a PhD in an appropriate discipline, and must be prepared to teach courses in the Fall and Winter terms in Irish language at the beginner and advanced levels, including language instruction in SMC One The Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories. (The course codes for these classes are: CLT141Y1Y, CLT250H1F, CLT345H1F, CLT347H1S, CLT374H1S and the Irish language tutorial SMC165H1F.) The successful applicant will be required to teach courses in Irish writing, Celtic music, Celtic Mythology, and the Celtic book. Relevant teaching experience and publications are assets. Participation in the co-curricular life of the program is an expectation of this position.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted by email to by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 22, 2021, and include the following:

1. An application letter, with emphasis on teaching interests and pedagogy;
2. A curriculum vitae, including a list of past courses taught;
3. Transcripts of all graduate work (these may be informal scans, rather than official copies);
4. Evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., course evaluation statistics and/or syllabi);
5. A sample of academic writing (e.g., an article or a chapter of a book/dissertation no more than 25 pages long);
6. The names of three referees who can attest to your teaching competence in the fields required by the position.

Questions about the position and applications may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Mark McGowan, Interim Principal and Vice-President, University of St Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, at For further information about St. Michael’s College and its programs, please see

Please note that this position is tentative, pending funding, final course determinations and enrolments.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

The University of St. Michael’s College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, people who take a religiously informed view of human experience, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accessibility accommodation, please contact Human Resources at 416-926-1300 ext. 7191 or