Posting Date: February 18, 2016

Department for the Study of Religion
Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto


Course Number and Title:
RLG230H1F Religion and Public Life

Course description:Course examines various issues: the role of religions in public, political contexts, such as religion and secularism in democratic societies; religion, human rights, and law; religion and state power; the political nature of religious social structures, religion and the politics of gender and sexuality; interreligious conflict and alliances.

Estimated course enrolment: 40

Estimated TA support:  based on enrollment

 Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm

Sessional Appointment dates:  May 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016

Salary: : $7,268.22 per FCE for Sessional Lecturer I, $7,405.93 for Sessional Lecturer I Long Term $7,727.26 for Sessional Lecturer II, $8,084.30 for Sessional Lecturer III

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.


  • Ph.D. in Religion/Religious Studies or related discipline, or Ph.D. advanced candidacy, with significant graduate work and ongoing professional/academic development in the area preferred;
  • Evidence of superior teaching ability, in the form of prior teaching evaluations and, in the case of instructors who have not yet taught, TA evaluations required;
  • Teaching and/or TA experience in an equivalent course preferred.

Duties: Include presenting four hours of lectures a week; conducting tutorials; grading papers and exams; and other pedagogical and administrative tasks associated with an undergraduate course.

Closing date:  March 11, 2016

Applicants should submit

(1)   a current curriculum vitae,

(2)   evidence of teaching ability (e.g., summarized course evaluations, letters of reference, etc.) and

(3) A CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available in PDF or RTF format at

Application should be addressed to Professor Frances Garrett Department for the Study of Religion Room 310, 170 St. George Street. M5R 2M8. Please send a copy of your applications as a single pdf file by email to  The subject line should read Summer 2016 Unit 3 Positions

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

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14;12.

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