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CACLALS: Job in Indigenous Literatures and Storytelling; Finalists for Graduate Student Presentation Prize‏

Assistant Professor: Indigenous Literatures and Storytelling in Canada

The Department of English in the College of Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a four-year appointment in Aboriginal literatures and storytelling in Canada at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 1, 2013.

The successful candidate will teach existing classes in the area of Aboriginal literatures and storytelling in Canada, and an introductory literature and composition course in the College’s Aboriginal Student Achievement Program for first-year students. The position will also entail leading honours and graduate seminars, undertaking graduate supervision, and participating in the administrative work of the Department.

The completion or near completion of a PhD is highly desirable, as is demonstrated ability in teaching, research, and publication. A record of successful teaching of Aboriginal students will be considered an asset. In accordance with the Department’s commitment to increasing Aboriginal participation in all aspects and levels of its activities, qualified Aboriginal applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Information about the department can be found on our website:

The Department of English is one of seven departments in the Division of Humanities & Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Science. Located in the Arts Building, the department has 25 permanent faculty. The Department of English is strongly committed to teaching excellence at both graduate and undergraduate levels. All tenured and tenurable faculty teach first-year courses, with most faculty teaching at least one first-year course annually.

The department provides undergraduate and graduate education in a variety of subject areas, including Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Modern and Post-Modern, Aboriginal, Decolonizing, and Digital Literatures, as well as Theory, Film, and Cultural and Media Studies.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a variety of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of 20,000. The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, and the sciences and is home to over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 325 faculty, including 14 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international collaboration. Information about the Department, the College, the University, and the city of Saskatoon can be found on the web at  and

Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of written or published work, and should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Professor Lisa Vargo, Head
Department of English
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5 Canada

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged (PDF files preferred).  They may be sent by email to

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2013 or until the position is filled.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

2. Announcement of Graduate Student Presentation Prize Finalists

CACLALS congratulates the finalists for the 2013 Graduate Student Presentation Prize finalists listed below with their paper titles:

Rebecca Campbell (Western) “Insurgency and Commemoration at Batoche”
Gregory Fenton (Guelph) “Resisting Neoliberal Citizenship from the Humanities”
L. Camille Van Der Marel (Alberta) “Marginal Returns: Debts, Indebtedness, and the Caribbean-Canadian Diaspora”

Susan Gingell

Professor of English

President, Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies

University of Saskatchewan

9 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A5

306-966-5510 (phone)

306-966-5951 (fax)

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