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Job: Contemporary British Literature (U of T; Deadline: 31 October 2014)

Assistant Professor – Contemporary British Literature – 1401792

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: English

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Aug 22, 2014

Job Closing: Oct 31,2014


The Department of English at the University of Toronto, St George campus, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Contemporary British Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2015.

Research and teaching interests in all areas of the field will be considered but we are especially interested in candidates who specialize in literature in the context of historical and cultural change, specifically as the forms and aims of literature respond to such current concerns as globalization and national devolution, immigration and emigration, new ethnicities and sexualities, and scientific and technological advances.

Applicants must have earned a PhD by July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must display evidence of excellence in these areas.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date, October 31, 2014.

For more information about the Department of English, please visit

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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