Part-Time Position in Human Rights

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

Semester 1: (September 2019 to December 2019)

HMRT-3633. Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, and Human Rights. (TTH 1:00pm-2:20pm)

This course explores the socially constructed customs and structures of society that enable the legal regulation of gender identity and human sexuality by exploring the history, policies and norms that shape government action. Basic theories of gender and sexuality studies will be explored before critically examining the same theories in practice through case studies. This course will also explore how a variety of other identity issues such as race, age, disability, and class intertwine with gender and sexuality identities. We will also examine how experiences and identities shape the ways in which people resist inequality and lobby for change. This course will enable students to critically evaluate legislative and judicial responses to human sexuality and gender expression.

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 relevant PhD, or imminent completion is preferred; a relevant Master’s degree is required.  Each applicant is to submit their application, including a curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and any other relevant documentation, directly to Dr. Christina Szurlej, Acting Director of the Human Rights Program, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3. Electronic applications may be sent to

Closing date is 31 May 2019 or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications 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.