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Tenure-track position: Children’s Literature and/or Young Adult Literature, University of Calgary (Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014)

The Department of English at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2015.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in English or a closely related discipline, a demonstrated scholarly record, and expertise in Children’s Literature and/or Young Adult Literature, in the context of literary and critical studies. The successful applicant will be able to contribute to the teaching needs of the Department at all levels. We are particularly interested in candidates with secondary research and teaching strengths in fantasy and/or science-fiction literature, graphic novels, and /or the history of literature for children. Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to maintain and grow an active research program and engage in meaningful service activities within the department, faculty, university and community.

The Department of English at the University of Calgary is one of the most dynamic research and teaching departments in Canada, with thriving MA and PhD programs and a strong undergraduate program. The Department has significant expertise and recognized strengths in popular literature and popular literary forms, historical literary periods, creative writing, and new media and digital humanities. We encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. For more information about the Department, see our home page: .

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a refereed publication, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. They should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded directly to:

Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins, Head Department of English University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

or by e-mail to the Department Manager, Barb Howe at Deadline: November 15, 2014.

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About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

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