Religious Studies: Quest University Canada seeks applicants for a full-time continuing faculty position in the Arts and Humanities, with a focus on Religious Studies (rank and field open).
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
|Position:||Full Professor, Non-Tenure Track Faculty|
What we are looking for: Quest University Canada seeks applicants for a full-time continuing faculty position in the Arts and Humanities, with a focus on Religious Studies (rank and field open). The successful applicant will have exemplary teaching skills, a broad perspective on the Arts and Humanities, and a willingness to rethink higher education. The applicant will contribute to our current foundation courses (there are three general categories: Texts, Scholarship, Culture), and teach concentration courses in his or her area of specialisation. In collaboration, all Quest faculty teach four interdisciplinary courses: Cornerstone, Rhetoric, Question, and Keystone.
About Quest: Quest University Canada offers an interdisciplinary liberal arts and science education to undergraduates in seminar-style classes limited to 20 students. Run on a block schedule (18 days, 3 hours/day), courses are intensive and highly interactive. Our faculty collaborate frequently across disciplines in both curricular development and paedagogical innovation. Further details about Quest and the application procedure can be found under Employment/Faculty Openings on our website (questu.ca).
Applicant requirements: A completed PhD or equivalent must be in hand by the start of contract (no exceptions). Candidates are expected to have taught at least one university-level course or equivalent. Candidates without this level of experience are encouraged to apply for a teaching fellowship. Although research, especially that involving undergraduates, is encouraged, those seeking a research-focused faculty position should not apply. Hiring for this position is subject to budgetary approval.
All applications must include:
(1) A cover letter of no more than three pages. At a minimum, your letter should: (i) address how your background prepares you to deliver specific aspects of the Quest curriculum; (ii) describe how you are qualified to teach in one (or more) of the categories of Foundation courses in the Arts and Humanities; (iii) discuss specific courses you can create for our Concentration programme.
(2) A curriculum vitae emphasising your experience with teaching, mentoring, collaboration, and innovation. Please include the name and contact information for three references.
(3) A description of your Ph.D. in language appropriate to an educated but non-specialist audience (~250 words).
(4) A two-page statement of your teaching philosophy providing evidence of effective and innovative teaching practice.
Please do not include letters of reference or teaching evaluations (they are not solicited at this stage). We will only consider applications that are submitted electronically in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Applications should be received by October 31, 2014. Interviews for finalists will begin November 14, 2014. The start date for the position will be August 1, 2015.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology