Part-Time Position in Gerontology

St. Thomas University invites applications for an instructor to teach the following course in Fredericton:


Semester 2: (January to April 2020)

GERO 3053A Qualitative Research Methods, TTH 4:00 PM – 5:20 PM

This course will introduce students to qualitative research methods used in social science, with an emphasis on gerontology. It will address theoretical foundations of qualitative analysis, ethical considerations involving older adults, and provide hands-on experience in developing a research question, and collecting and analyzing data using basic qualitative techniques in gerontology. It will also prepare students in writing a qualitative research proposal. (Maximum enrolment: 25)


St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900.  Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.


A PhD, or imminent completion is preferred; a Master’s degree is required. Each applicant is to submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon, Chair, Department of Gerontology, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3. Electronic applications may be sent to


Closing date: June 18, 2019, or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.


An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.