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Continuing Joint Lecturer Appointment - Philosophy and Religious Studies
Date of Posting: November 7, 2022
Position: Continuing Joint Lecturer Appointment - Philosophy and Religious Studies
We respectfully acknowledge that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
The Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies at St. Jerome’s University invite applications for one continuing joint appointment in Philosophy and Religious Studies at the rank of Lecturer, commencing July 1, 2023 (subject to budgetary approval). It is expected that the position will contribute to a new Health Humanities diploma. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Philosophy and, given the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of the joint position, a proven ability to teach courses in theology and/or religious studies. We are especially interested in candidates with experience teaching applied ethics, in particular health care ethics. A demonstrated capacity to exercise administrative leadership in program development and departmental governance is also an asset. Applicants should demonstrate a history of innovation in teaching and in their approaches to student learning, as well as a proven commitment to service.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach, on a yearly basis, HHUM 101 Introduction to Health Humanities, PHIL 215 Professional and Business Ethics, and PHIL 319J Ethics of End-of-Life Care, and, as enrolment and staffing needs dictate, a variety of other courses offered through the Philosophy (e.g., PHIL 321J Philosophy of Palliative Care), Religious Studies, Master of Catholic Thought, and Health Humanities programs. The service component of the position will likely include involvement in the administration of the new Health Humanities diploma or the Master of Catholic Thought program.
The Philosophy and Religious Studies departments offer Honours, Joint Honours, Three-Year and Four-Year General undergraduate degrees, as well as Minors. The degrees are awarded by the University of Waterloo but teaching within those programs is shared among Waterloo and its federated and affiliated institutions, including St. Jerome’s University. The successful candidate will therefore work with St. Jerome’s colleagues across disciplines as well as with our partners at the University of Waterloo. For further information on these departments at St. Jerome’s University, please visit https://www.sju.ca/philosophy and https://www.sju.ca/religious-studies. The Master of Catholic Thought program is a graduate theology program offered together with the University of Waterloo (https://www.sju.ca/master-catholic-thought). The Health Humanities diploma, set to launch in Fall 2023, draws on multiple humanities disciplines to help students appreciate the human, subjective, qualitative side of health and whole person care.
The teaching load for Lecturers at St. Jerome’s is currently six sections per academic year. As of May 1, 2022, the base salary for a Continuing Appointment at the rank of Lecturer is $72,511.
Complete applications from interested candidates will include:
  • cover letter detailing interest in and suitability for the position
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching dossier showing evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching
  • optional research statement detailing scholarly interests and future research plans as they relate to teaching and pedagogy
  • contact information for three referees – to be contacted if your application is shortlisted
Applications may be sent by email to Dr. Bruno Tremblay, Chair, Department of Philosophy, St. Jerome’s University: phil-rs@sju.ca. All applications must be submitted by December 15, 2022.
St. Jerome’s University, situated on the University of Waterloo campus, is a public Roman Catholic university federated with the University of Waterloo. The University is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty and students from all faiths and backgrounds. St. Jerome’s University is also committed to the principles of employment equity and in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Candidates requiring accommodation should contact the Director of Human Resources. For further information, visit www.sju.ca.
Last Submission Date: 
Thursday, 15 Dec, 2022