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Assistant Professor, Postcolonial and Canadian Literature (OCAD; deadline 9 February 2015)

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OCAD University is Canada’s largest specialized University of art, media and design.  Located on a twelve-building campus in the heart of downtown Toronto, the University offers a vibrant and stimulating work environment for over 600 faculty and more than 4475 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. Committed to excellence and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD University offers 17 undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), a Bachelor of Design (BDes) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, and six graduate programs that result in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Design (MDes), the Master of Arts (MA) or a Graduate Diploma. Recent programs include the interdisciplinary Digital Futures offerings, an interdisciplinary Indigenous Visual Culture BFA and an Honours BA in Visual and Critical Studies (Art History).  The University has experienced remarkable growth over the past five years and requires outstanding researchers; creative researchers/practitioners and gifted teachers to join OCAD University in an exciting period of institutional development and opportunity.

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Tenure-Track Position

Assistant Professor: Postcolonial and Canadian Literature

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in English Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in transnational or comparative approaches to global Anglophone and/or diasporic Canadian literatures. Experience working with art and design students would be an asset. The position is to commence on August 1, 2015, and is subject to budgetary approval.


The successful candidate will:

  • teach a variety of courses in literature at all undergraduate levels, including first-year composition courses;
  • maintain an active research profile;
  • contribute to the ongoing development of the undergraduate curriculum as well as graduate programs;
  • provide service to the Faculty- and University-wide governance system, as well as service activities and outreach initiatives that contribute to the academic life and profile of the University.


The ideal candidate will:

  • hold a PhD in English or related field;
  • demonstrate a strong record of research, scholarship and publication
  • have a proven record of teaching at the post-secondary level and show an aptitude for innovative curriculum development; previous experience teaching in interdisciplinary programs, and teaching and supervising graduate students, will be considered assets;
  • have outstanding communication, interpersonal and time-management skills;
  • have had experience working with art and design students (considered an asset);
  • have a demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with access to full benefits and pension contribution after one year of service.


Applications should include: a letter of intent stating the candidate’s interests in the areas of teaching, research, and service to Faculty- and University-wide governance; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy that responds to the profile of the position; three to four recent writing samples that demonstrate the breadth of your research practice; and the names and contact information of three referees.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application in confidence, addressed to Chair, Tenure-Track English Literature Search Committee, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, online by clicking “Apply” [at].

The review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

As an employment equity employer, we encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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