Assistant Professor – English


The Department of Literature & Language at Concordia University of Edmonton invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English. Concordia University of Edmonton strives to be a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders, reflective servants in their occupations, and citizens for the common good. Please note this position begins August 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must be a generalist who is qualified to teach twentieth-century British literature in a transatlantic context; preference will be given to those with additional expertise in Canadian literature. Normal teaching load is 4 courses per semester. In addition, the successful candidate must be willing and able to take on academic administrative duties and will be committed to building relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

Requirements include:

  • Completion or near completion of a PhD in English.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.
  • An ability to teach expository writing.
  • Strong technical/computer skills and familiarity with educational technologies.
  • Evidence of and the ability to maintain an effective and ongoing research program.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member.

Candidates must understand and support the Mission/Vision/Values Framework of Concordia.

Closing Date: Application review will commence January 8, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as per Concordia’s Collective Agreement.

Please forward your curriculum vitae including a statement of citizenship/immigration status, copies of transcripts, a record of refereed publications, statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, as well as three professional and/or post-secondary references to:


Human Resources
Concordia University of Edmonton
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
Fax: (780) 479-2793 Tel: (780) 479-9214


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

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