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Assistant Professor – English

Category: Faculty
Closing Date: January 31, 2019

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 leaders in their occupations, and citizens for the common good. Concordia’s Faculty of Arts is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Literature and Language. This position is available to begin on July 1, 2019.

We seek a scholar with a strong foundation in research and professional practice committed to contributing to the development of Concordia’s English programs through research, teaching, and service. Candidates with a foundational background and interest in Renaissance literature will be given preference. As a successful member of our faculty, you will be passionate about English literature, enthusiastic in your teaching practice, and committed to growing the diversity of and building relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

Our faculty observes a teaching model that provides collaborative and engaging learning experience in our areas of emphasis and our research initiatives. 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 demonstrate his or her generalist abilities while taking a leadership role in teaching Renaissance Literature; preference will be given to those with a strong secondary area of expertise and who demonstrate creativity and excellence in their teaching practice in supporting the learning process and student success.

Requirements for the position include:

  • A completed or nearly completed PhD in Renaissance Literature;
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate level;
  • 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.

The normal undergraduate teaching assignment is 9 hours per semester in the first year and 12 hours per semester for subsequent years. Concordia provides opportunities for reductions in teaching to pursue research.

Closing Date: Please note that this position is subject to budgetary approval. Application review will commence February 1, 2019 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 should 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);
  • A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions; and
  • Three confidential professional and/or post-secondary letters of reference forwarded to the following address under separate cover by the referees.


Please forward all documents to:

Human Resources
Concordia University of Edmonton
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
E-mail: humanresources@concordia.ab.ca

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