Assistant Professor in Greek Patristics



Assistant Professor in Greek Patristics

The Faculty of Theology of the University of St. Michael’s College invites applications for a one-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) Assistant Professor in Greek Patristics to begin August 1, 2021. The position is renewable twice to a maximum of three years. This position will be held in conjunction with the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, an autonomous unit located in the Faculty. The successful candidate will be able to teach the history and theology of Early Christianity (first millennium

CE) in and around the Mediterranean and the Middle East for the MTS and MDiv programs, plus the Certificate and Diploma in Eastern Christian Studies. The research focus, however, will be Greek theological sources of the patristic and Byzantine periods. Secondary expertise in other Eastern languages of Early Christianity and their theologies would be welcome (such as Syriac, Coptic, etc.). The successful candidate will also be able to teach introductory courses in contemporary Eastern Christian systematic theology, spirituality, ethics and/or liturgy.

Applicants must have a PhD in theological studies (or an equivalent degree) in hand. They must demonstrate a clear research agenda related to their teaching areas, and preference will be given to candidates who have a record of peer-reviewed publication and excellence in university-level teaching (especially at the graduate level). Applicants should speak explicitly to how they can support the mission of the Sheptytsky Institute and the Eastern Christian Studies offerings in the Faculty of Theology. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of one of the Eastern Catholic Churches.


St. Michael’s is a Roman Catholic Faculty of Theology in the Toronto School of Theology, an ecumenical consortium of seven theological schools affiliated with the University of Toronto. The Faculty is committed to theological teaching and research that is interdisciplinary, ecumenical and sensitive to multi-faith and multicultural contexts. We seek to form students for service in Church and society through faithful and rigorous scholarship grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The Sheptytsky Institute expands the Faculty’s teaching and research programs to include the Eastern Christian theological tradition. The Institute is a centre of higher learning, research, ecumenical understanding and prayer which is committed to educating both men and women – laity, religious and clergy – in Eastern Christian Studies.


For more details about the Faculty and the Sheptytsky Institute, including their mission statements, see and eastern-christian-studies/. Details of the University of St Michael’s College can be found at and details about the Toronto School of Theology are at


To apply, please send as email attachments a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience, a sample publication (or a piece submitted for publication or in press) that does not exceed 5,000 words and three names (with contact details) of referees, to Please address the correspondence to: John L. McLaughlin, Interim Dean, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College 81 St Mary Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Canada.


The application deadline is May 10, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.


The University of St. Michael’s College offers competitive salaries, generous benefits (health care, vision and dental) and a defined benefits pension plan.


We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Citizens of the USA, Mexico, and Chile may be appointed to this position under their country’s relevant trade agreement with Canada.


The University of St. Michael’s College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, LBGTQ persons, people who take a religiously informed view of human experience, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. If you require accessibility accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Officer at