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The Department of English at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Indigenous Literature. An ability to teach courses on Modern and Contemporary American Literature and Culture would also be an asset. In addition to holding a Ph.D and having a demonstrated record of research and teaching effectiveness, the successful candidate will have a strong background in Indigenous knowledge and methodologies, including the qualification of lived experience, and will demonstrate a commitment to working with Indigenous communities. It is expected that the successful candidate will establish a rigorous research program in the field and contribute an appropriate level of service to the department, faculty, university, and community.
The appointment will begin on 1 July 2015.
Saint Mary’s University, which serves approximately 7000 undergraduate and graduate students, is uniquely committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities. The Faculty of Arts is particularly interested in scholars with creative approaches to undergraduate and graduate education whose teaching in the Department can also contribute to its interdisciplinary programs. Applicants are encouraged to consult faculty web pages to determine how, as potential hires, they might enrich our intellectual community: http://www.smu.ca/academics/arts-departments.html
Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). Saint Mary’s University is committed to principles of employment equity.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly writing, graduate school transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:
Dr. Mark Barr, Chair Department of English Saint Mary’s University Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3
Electronic applications will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is February 13, 2015
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