Assistant Professor- Position in South Asian Religions at McGill

Assistant Professor- Position in South Asian Religions, School of Religious Studies 

The School of Religious Studies at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) invites applications for a tenure-­track faculty position in the area of South Asian Religions, with a focus on gender and/or sexuality, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered at the rank of Associate.  

Position Description:
We seek a dynamic colleague capable of expanding and enriching an already strong program in Asian Religions at McGill who is prepared to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The appointment begins August 1, 2023.  

Job Duties: 

The candidate will also be expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels; to contribute to graduate seminars in theory and method offered by the School of Religious Studies.  

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
The candidate is expected to have received the PhD prior to appointment.  

This position calls for specialization in the study of South Asian Religions alongside substantive engagement with the wider fields of Religious Studies, South Asian Studies, and Gender Studies, including relevant theoretical and methodological approaches.   

Preference will be given to candidates who have an excellent overall research profile; research competence in at least two South Asian languages, ideally, one modern and one classical; and the ability to teach broad courses that cover South Asian religious traditions in interreligious and regional perspectives.

School of Religious Studies 

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Job Type:

Assistant Professor

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Posting Period: 

Applications should be received by November 1, 2022 to guarantee full consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled.   

Applications must be submitted online through Workday, McGill’s employment portal    


Required Documents: 

Applicants should submit the following:  

a letter of application (addressing qualifications, research, and teaching interests);  

a Curriculum Vitae; relevant teaching materials;  

and one representative writing sample or scholarly publication.  

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation at the relevant stage of review. 


Inquiries may be addressed to Ms. F. Maniaci, Administrative Officer, School of Religious Studies (, or to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Hamsa Stainton ( 

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. 

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry. 

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. 

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Further information on this application:–Position-in-South-Asian-Religions–School-of-Religious-Studies_JR0000031192

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