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RELS 394/894 Religion and Politics in Contemporary China

Queen's School of Religion
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

The School of Religion at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Religion and Politics in Contemporary China (RELS 394/894*).  This is an on-campus, upper year undergraduate/graduate, lecture/seminar course with an expected enrolment of 20-40 students.  Candidates should have a Ph.D and teaching experience at the University level in Religious Studies, Political Studies, or East Asian Studies.  This is a winter term appointment for the period January 1st, 2018 to April 30th, 2018, with classes in session from January 8th, 2018 to April 6th, 2018. 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Mary Smida at, or by phone at 613-533-2109.

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To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.  Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent to:

Dr. James Miller, Director
Queen's School of Religion
Theological Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston ON
Canada K7L 3N6


Applications will be received until November 20, 2017.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about Queen's School of Religion can be found at

Course Description

RELS 394/894/0.5 Religion and Politics in Contemporary China   3L

Examines Chinese and foreign religions in mainland China from 1949 to the present day. Topics include the status of established religions, the political control of new religious movements and the resurgence of traditional Chinese religions and ideologies including Daoism and Confucianism.

PREREQUISITES:   Level 3 or above or 6.0 units at the 100 level in RELS.    

Posted: (November 6, 2017)