St. Thomas University, Great Books
Tenure-Track Position in Great Books
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New Brunswick, Canada|
The Great Books Programme, St. Thomas University, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2013, pending budgetary approval.
St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution whose roots are in the faith and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. With a full-time enrolment of 2,500, its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the University holds four Canada Research Chairs.
The successful candidate must have a specialization in English literature or Great Books with a strong competency in the history of western philosophy. S/he will have experience teaching the foundational texts of the western intellectual tradition from the ancient to the contemporary era. The successful candidate will be committed to the principles of a liberal arts education and to excellence in undergraduate teaching. S/he will have experience in an interdisciplinary team-teaching environment.
Candidates who meet all of the above requirements, and who have some familiarity with non-western literature and/or philosophy, and experience in honours thesis preparation courses as well as honours thesis supervision, will be preferred.
A PhD or imminent completion is required. Applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Sara MacDonald, Director, Great Books Programme, St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB, E3B 5G3.
Closing date: February 15, 2013, or until the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.
An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. The university welcomes applications from all faiths and backgrounds. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Dr. Sara MacDonald