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Assistant Professor – English

Category: Faculty

Concordia University of Edmonton is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good. The Department of Literature and Language in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a full-time continuing position in Contemporary British Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor of English. The successful candidate will specialize in twentieth or twenty-first century British Literature and have proven abilities to teach both periods at the undergraduate level. Candidates with further expertise in one or more of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: women’s writing, writing instruction (creative and/or non-fiction), Indigenous literature, or post-colonial theory. This position commences July 1, 2020.

As a successful member of our faculty, you will be passionate about English literature, enthusiastic in your teaching practice, and committed to building relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community. Responsibilities will include teaching at the undergraduate level, conducting research, and service to the faculty’s academic activities.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in teaching Contemporary British Literature. Preference will be given to those with a strong secondary area of expertise and who demonstrate creativity and excellence in their teaching practice.

Requirements for the position include:

  • A completed or nearly completed PhD in the area of Contemporary British Literature;
  • The ability to teach expository writing;
  • The ability to relate effectively to a wide variety of learners;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Evidence of an effective ongoing program of academic research;
  • A demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member; and
  • A willingness and ability to take on academic administrative duties.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level would be an asset.

The normal undergraduate teaching assignment is 18 hours in the first year and 24 hours per year for subsequent years. Concordia provides opportunities for reductions in teaching to pursue research. In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to growing professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community, promoting diversity and inclusion as broadly understood.

 

Closing Date: Please note that this position is subject to budgetary approval. Application review will commence 15 January, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Concordia is an equal-opportunity employer.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as per Concordia’s Faculty Association Collective Agreement: https://concordia.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Collective-Agreement-2016-2021-FINAL-signed-April-21-2017.pdf

 

Application packages must include:

  • A cover letter (including a statement of citizenship/immigration status);
  • Current curriculum vitae, including a list of refereed publications;
  • Official transcripts of all graduate-level courses;
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement on teaching philosophy;
  • Recent student evaluations of university teaching (if applicable); and
  • A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.
  • Note that shortlisted candidates will be requested to provide three confidential professional and/or post-secondary letters of reference.

 

The successful candidate must be able to provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.

 

 

Please forward a complete application package to careers@concordia.ab.ca.

Concordia University of Edmonton is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.