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Update: Canadian Literature, Open Rank, tenure-track (York U; Deadline: 30 January 2015)

Department of English, York University

Applications are invited for a tenure-stream (open rank) position in Canadian Literature.  Research specialization within the field of Canadian Literature is open, and we are particularly interested in candidates producing ground-breaking, transformative, theoretically-rich scholarship within and across periods, genres, and regions. Interests might include a combination of the following: Aboriginal, Québécois, or multi-ethnic literatures; 19th-century Canadian writing; critical theory or cultural studies; drama; and literary history. Candidates with strong interdisciplinary commitments are also encouraged to apply. Capacity to engage with francophone texts is an asset.  Inspiring and outstanding scholars at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications include: a PhD in English Literature (or a related field) with specialization in Canadian Literature; a dynamic, substantial, and ongoing research portfolio; an innovative scholarly profile appropriate to level of appointment; and a track record of experience and demonstrable excellence in university teaching. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Canadian Literature at all levels, contribute to curricular development in her/his area of specialization, and participate actively in the graduate program. The successful candidate shall be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Home to the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University has long been a leader in the field. The Department of English is committed to invigorating and expanding its traditional commitments to cutting-edge research and pedagogical excellence in Canadian Literature.

The start date for this position is July 1, 2015.  Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.  The deadline for applications is January 30, 2015.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a sample of the applicant’s written work (no longer than 25 pp.), and arrange for three signed letters of reference to be sent or electronically transmitted to:

Professor Jonathan Warren, Chair
Department of English
208 Stong College
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3

Email: — (Subject line: “Canadian Literature Search”)

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Posting End Date:  January 30, 2015

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