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Job: Post-doc. in Creative Writing and Literary Theory at Mount Allison U (Deadline: April 21, 2015)

The Department of English Literatures at Mount Allison University invites applications for a twelve-month position as the McCain Post-doctoral Fellow in Creative Writing and Literary Theory. Candidates are required to have a PhD in English Literature and demonstrated expertise in Creative Writing and Literary Theory. As this is a Teaching Fellowship, the ability to teach undergraduate courses in both these areas is an important asset. The successful candidate will be asked to teach one six-credit (two-term) workshop-style seminar in Creative Writing (ENGL 3850: Creative Writing), and, in the fall and winter terms respectively, two 3-credit (one-term) courses in Literary Theory (ENGL 3871 and 3881: Contemporary Literary Theory I and II. The appointment will commence July 1, 2015. Candidates should prepare a letter of application; a complete curriculum vitae; a brief statement of teaching philosophy; and the names of three references; to be sent in electronic or paper format to:


Chair of the Search Committee (McCain Postdoc),

Department of English Literatures,

Mount Allison University

62 York St., Sackville, NB, E4L 1E2



Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of support to be sent to this address. The closing date for receipt of applications is April 21, 2015, or when the position is filled. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that all applications materials, including letters of reference, reach the Department in time.


Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadians and permanent residents are asked to indicate their citizenship status in their application.


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