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Tenure-track position: Speculative Fiction and/or Science Fiction at The 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 Speculative Fiction and/or Science Fiction.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching needs of the Department at all levels, grow an active research program and engage in meaningful service activities within the department, faculty, university and community. 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. The University of Calgary Library’s Special Collections is home to substantial and significant holdings in Speculative Fiction materials, including the Bob Gibson Collection of Speculative Fiction and the George Morley Cartoon Collection: . 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.

Additional Information

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.

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

About Calgary, Alberta

Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

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