Assistant Professor or Lecturer

Mount Saint Vincent University
Posting Date

The Department of Family Studies and Gerontology is seeking candidates with expertise in the area of family studies and gerontology for a 9-month term appointment at the Assistant Professor or Lecturer level commencing August 15, 2024. Workload includes teaching and collegial service. The successful applicant will be expected to reside within reasonable commuting distance of the Halifax Regional Municipality to successfully meet the teaching and service requirements of this role. The teaching load is three 0.5 unit courses in each of the Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 terms, for a total of three units, and may include supervision of one or more graduate theses. The courses will be taught on campus and online. The successful candidate will be required to teach courses in Family Science such as parent-child relations, resilient families, interpersonal communication, and family life education.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Family Science or its equivalent and teaching experience at the undergraduate level as well as research/community involvement. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching competence in these areas and proficiency and excellence in teaching online and in the classroom.

Organization Summary

Located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). MSVU is an institution that was established by women for the advancement of women with social responsibility and social justice at its core. MSVU embraces the diversity of its community and is committed to efforts that enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across all facets of the university, within its local community, and in society at large.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement with the Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

166 Bedford Highway
Halifax NS B3M 2J6

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter, statement of areas of teaching competency, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.
Please email applications to: Dr. Janice Keefe, Chair of Family Studies and Gerontology via Shannon Fisher, [email protected]

Application Deadline
The Department will begin considering applications on May 30, 2024.
The position will remain open until filled.