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Scholar-in-Residence/Visiting Scholar (EXPIRED)

Newman Centre of McGill University not BA-granting

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Catholic Studies
AOS categories Philosophy of Religion
AOC Aspects pertinent to Catholic Studies, broadly construed (theology, philosophy, history, literature, politics, etc...)
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location 3484 Peel Street Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Start date 1 August 2022 (flexible/negotiable)
Job description

Call for Applications

Newman Fellow – Scholar-in-Residence (2022-2024), Newman Centre of McGill University

(Possibility of joint appointment as Visiting Scholar, School of Religious Studies, McGill)


The Newman Centre of McGill University is the home of the Catholic intellectual, social and spiritual life at McGill University. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Pablo Irizar, the Newman Fellow – Scholar in Residence promotes the intellectual mission of the Newman Centre and supports Catholic Studies at McGill University through research, participation in the Newman Fellowship Program and programming involvement.

Duties and Responsibilities

(1) Research (40%):

-Maintains an independent and active research agenda within the field of Catholic Studies (broadly construed, with preference for topics in the theology, philosophy, literature, Church history, ethics, spirituality, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science and fine arts)

-Quality research output is expected

-Contributes to the research projects of the Chair of Catholic Studies at McGill University


(2) Newman Fellowship (40%):

-Actively participates in the Newman Fellowship Program: fellowship activities, prayer, excursions, retreats, liturgies, community life, etc…

(3) Programming (20%):

-Supports the Newman Centre’s academic planning including the organization, promotion and facilitation of four named lectures (Newman Lecture on the Legacy of Newman, the Marguerite Bourgeoys Lecture on Education, the Claude Ryan Lecture on Catholic Social Thought and the Marguerite D’Youville Lecture on Bioethics)


Terms of Fellowship

-Covers enrolment and participation fees for the Newman Fellowship Program

-Furnished room provided in residence on-campus, downtown Montreal (includes internet, heating, laundry and kitchen access)

-Five lunch tickets provided per week during the academic semesters for the Newman Lounge (a lunch includes soup, bagel and coffee)

-Access to all Newman Facilities (library, study halls, Newman Lounge, kitchens, office area)

-Depending on academic profile and eligibility, possibility of joint appointment as Visiting Scholar at the School of Religious Studies, McGill University (includes access to McGill libraries)

-Possible stipend (300-500 $ per month) pending approval

-Affiliate Membership to the Newman Institute of Catholic Studies

-Certificate issued upon completion of two-year term


-Canadian citizen or permanent resident (preferred, not required)

-Demonstrates academic potential, integrity, possesses strong leadership skills, displays ability to work collegially, and shows willingness to live in community

-Holds a PhD in a field related to Catholic Studies (ex., theology, philosophy, Church history, ethics, literature)

-Active research agenda and international academic network

-Proficiency working with CANVA, Eventbrite, Facebook and other social media networks, Word, Excel, PPT

-Fluency in English, strong preference for French, other languages are an asset


How to Apply

Submit (1) a short letter of interest and rationale of suitability to contribute to the Newman Fellowship, (2) a concise CV including the name of three reference. Please send the items as a single PDF-format document with the subject “Application: Newman Fellowship – Scholar-in-Residence” to the attention of Dr. Pablo Irizar ([email protected]), Director of the Newman Centre of McGill University.


All applicants will be considered fairly. For full consideration, please submit your application dossier before 1 April 2022. Submitted applications will be considered on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The start date for the position is 1 August 2022. All members of the Newman community must abide by the Newman Centre’s Code of Conduct and Ethics and Regulations. A background check effectuated at the local SPVM must be submitted prior to the start of the Fellowship.

Posted: 4 March 2022

Expiry: 4 April 2022

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Hard deadline April 4, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.academia.edu/72540600/Call_for_Applica...
Contact name Pablo Irizar
Contact email
Time created March 7, 2022, 8:48pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 4, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on April 6, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated August 2, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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