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Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Twentieth-Century American Literature (U of T, Mississauga; deadline 18 Nov. 2015)

Assistant Professor – Twentieth-Century American Literature

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenurestream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Twentieth-Century American Literature. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016.

Candidates with research and teaching expertise in all areas of the field will be seriously considered but we are particularly interested in applicants with a specialization in African-American literature, transatlantic and transnational studies, and/or ecocriticism and environmental studies.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a related field by the time of appointment, or soon thereafter and be prepared to teach modern and contemporary American literature across the major genres, as well as a broadly conceived second-year general American literature survey. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching through documented teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must have an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, fellowships or other research awards, and strong endorsements by referees.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will also be a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University’s three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. The department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching.

UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama and on the tricampus Graduate Department of English, see and

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online at 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

Submission guidelines can be found at: Please submit attachments in PDF format only. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the following format:
1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements
2) Publications

The deadline for applications is November 18, 2015.

Applicants should also arrange for graduate transcripts and at least three letters of reference (or a dossier) to be sent via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the department, at, by November 18, 2015.

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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