The University of King’s College and the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island invite applications for the position of University Chaplain

Established in 1789, the University of King’s College is a small and immersive liberal arts college located in Halifax. It is renowned for its interdisciplinary humanities and journalism programs. With a student population of about 850, King’s students enjoy a rich academic experience in a close-knit community of scholars. King’s unique partnership with neighbouring Dalhousie University, one of Canada’s 15 research-intensive universities, gives students many opportunities to combine and customize degrees.

The King’s College Chapel and its programs are open to all King’s students regardless of faith or religious background. In addition to daily liturgies in the Anglican tradition, it offers spiritual, educational, and social programs, including its renowned Music Program, including two choirs.



The Chaplain at the University of King’s College is responsible for the spiritual and pastoral care of all students, staff and faculty regardless of creed, religious affiliation or humanist perspective. The Chaplain is a non-voting member of Faculty and reports to the President.

The Chaplain currently functions as Priest-in-Charge of King’s College Chapel and is responsible for all worship and other use of the Chapel.

The Chaplain at the University of King’s College currently holds the positions of Diocesan University Chaplain for the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and Anglican Chaplain at Dalhousie University. In these roles the Chaplain is accountable to the Bishop and is subject to separate arrangements with the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.


  1. A priest in good standing of the Anglican Church of Canada or its counterparts;
  2. Holds, or is eligible for, a licence from the Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island;
  3. It is highly desirable that the incumbent hold a graduate degree;
  4. It is desirable that the incumbent have at least three years’ experience in parish/pastoral ministry after ordination;
  5. The incumbent must be of good moral character and intellectual and spiritual formation.


The ideal candidate would have:

  1. Academic background in alignment with the University of King’s College’s curricula;
  2. A thorough knowledge and appreciation of Anglican Ethos and Polity and a sensitivity to the diversity found within the Church, as well as an appreciation for diversity in other faith traditions and amongst those without faith traditions in the university environment;
  3. An awareness of social justice issues and a variety of strategies for engaging them from both faith and action perspectives;
  4. Counselling and pastoral skills appropriate to a university environment;
  5. Excellent community building skills;
  6. Ability to minister in creative and imaginative ways to the diverse community typically found on a university campus;
  7. Demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral, with an ability to preach to, and address, university audiences in a compelling and intellectually challenging manner;
  8. Demonstrated liturgical skills;
  9. Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills, including budgeting oversight.


Main duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Campus Ministry, University of King’s College:

  1. Priest-in-Charge of the Chapel: oversees all Sacramental and other worship ceremonies in the Chapel; oversees the Music Program and supervises the Director of Music;
  2. Pastoral Counseling: provides emotional, vocational, spiritual etc. support for students, faculty and staff as appropriate; refers students to Dalhousie or community resources as needed;
  3. Participation in the academic and overall life of the College: the Chaplain serves as guest lecturer or teacher, organizes workshops, coordinates gatherings of the King’s community for friendship and peer support; participates on university committees as appropriate;
  4. Budget and Finances: oversees administration of the Chapel and supervises the Chapel Administrator; manages the Chapel budget and Music Program budget;
  5. The Development of Respect for All Faith Traditions: develops relationships with multi-faith leaders; facilitates gatherings that model and understanding of, and respect for, all religious, spiritual and humanist traditions.

Campus Ministry, Dalhousie University:

  1. The Chaplain is a member of the Multifaith Services team at Dalhousie University, participating in regular meetings and joint ecumenical and interfaith projects;
  2. The Chaplain is available for students and faculty in the Dalhousie Student Union Building for regularly scheduled blocks of time.
  3. The Chaplain represents the Church and the Dalhousie University Chaplain’s office at various University functions and serves on University committees as appropriate.


Applications will remain open until position is filled. Letters of application and a current curriculum vitae, including three confidential letters of reference (may be under separate cover) should be submitted electronically to:


[email protected]

or by hard copy in-confidence to:

University of King’s College

C/O Human Resources & Compensation Officer

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of King’s College is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage and welcome those who would contribute to the diversification of our staff and faculty including, but not limited to women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Further information can be found on the University of King’s College:

Further information on the King’s Chapel:



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