Posted On: May 27, 2014
Applications Due: June 10, 2014

The Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto invites applications from graduate students interested in teaching the following course during the Winter Session. Applicants should submit (1) a current curriculum vitae, (2) an outline of the course, method of evaluation, and required textbook(s), and (3) evidence of teaching ability (e.g., summarized course evaluations, letters of reference, etc.).
Applications should be addressed to Professor Frances Garrett. Please send applications as a single PDF file to Please use Reading Sacred Text Application in the subject line.

Duties: Include presenting two or three hours of lectures a week; conducting tutorials; grading papers and exams (including make-up examinations if required); and other pedagogical and administrative tasks associated with an undergraduate course.
Stipend:  $7,114.65 for a half course (including vacation pay).
Qualifications: M.A. in Religion; Ph.D. candidacy, significant graduate work and ongoing research in the specific field of the course to which application is being made.

Course No. Session Course Title Time Est. Enrol. No. of Positions TA Hour(Est.)
RLG213H1 S Methods of Reading Sacred TextSurveys interpretative traditions related to sacred texts, focusing on reading strategies that range from the literal to the figurative with attention to rationales that transform literal textual meanings and copyists manipulations of texts This course is a second-year skills-oriented course on reading source texts; it may be taught from the perspective of any religious tradition. R5-7 90 1 Based on enrollment

1. Department Standards and Policies are available in the Department office and in the CUPE3902 Office

2. The positions above are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments

3. This notice is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

Please note: Those who are not undergraduate, graduate students or postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902Unit 3 collective agreement rather than the Unit 1collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 1 collective agreement.