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Postcolonial and World Literature, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (U of Toronto; Oct. 31, 2015)

University of Toronto, Department of English
Assistant Professor – Postcolonial and World Literature Requisition Number: 1501017

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: English
Campus: St George (downtown Toronto) Closing Date: 31/Oct/15

The Department of English at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Postcolonial Literature, with an emphasis upon South Asian Literature. Ideally, the candidate will also have research and teaching interests in Global Anglophone Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2016.

Applicants must have earned a PhD by the date of appointment or soon thereafter. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a strong statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, endorsements from referees and/or previous university teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must also provide strong evidence of research of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences and strong endorsements by referees.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must display evidence of excellence in these areas.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by visiting the link 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 files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date, October 31, 2015.

For more information about the Department of English, please visit .

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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