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Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Pre-1900 American Literature (UofT – Mississauga; Deadline 3 November 2014)

University of Toronto Mississauga
Assistant Professor – Nineteenth-Century American Literature

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Nineteenth-Century American Literature. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2015. Research and teaching interests in all areas of the field will be considered but we are especially interested in candidates with a specialization in African-American literature, the history of the book, transatlantic/transnational studies, gender studies, and/or queer studies.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a related field by July 1, 2015 or soon thereafter and be prepared to teach American literature pre-1900 across the major genres. In particular, the successful candidate would regularly teach a second-year general American literature survey. Clear evidence of excellence in both research and teaching is required; a significant publication record would be advantageous. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will also become a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University’s three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. The department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching.

UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at

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 PDF/MS Word files in the following format:
1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements
2) Publications

Applicants should also arrange for graduate transcripts and at least three letters of reference (or a dossier) to be sent via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the department, at The deadline for applications is November 3, 2014.

For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama and on the tri-campus Graduate Department of English, see and The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

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