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Huron-Lawson Chair in Contextual Theology Probationary (Tenure-Track) Appointment

Theology

Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.

As the founding college of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best-possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.

SUMMARY:

Building on 158 years of excellence in theological education, Huron’s Faculty of Theology is committed to providing students with the academic grounding and experiential learning they need to develop as resilient and successful Leaders with Heart, whether they go on to ordained ministry, public service, further study, or another field. The Faculty of Theology offers Bachelor of Arts courses and modules in Religion and Theology, as well as the Master of Divinity, the Master of Theological Studies, and the Master of Arts (Theology) degrees.

The Faculty of Theology at Huron invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Contextual Theology (open rank). The appointment will commence July 1, 2023, subject to final budgetary approval.

Reporting to the Dean of Theology, The Huron-Lawson Chair in Contextual Theology will be expected to teach and supervise in Huron’s research M.A (Theology) program and to teach at the M.Div. – M.T.S. and B.A. levels. The teaching load is five (5) semester courses (2.5 full courses) per year, with a one (1) semester course (0.5 course) release in each of their first two years of employment. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a research program and participate in the administrative life of the Faculty and University.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in Theology or a related field.
  • Excellent teaching and research qualifications in Contextual Theology
  • Specialization in Indigenous, Liberationist, Black, Latinx, or Postcolonial theologies an asset.
  • Ability to support and contribute collaboratively to the mission of the Faculty of Theology, and to work well in an ecumenical and interfaith environment.

Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates can forward by email: a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., including the names of threes references; a summary of teaching philosophy and research interests (maximum four pages); and sample publications to:

Dr. Daniel A. Smith
Dean, Faculty of Theology
Huron University College
theology@huron.uwo.ca

Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given hiring priority. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or at huronhr@huron.uwo.ca.