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Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Transnational, Diasporic, and Decolonizing/Postcolonial Literatures (Saskatchewan; Deadline 30 Nov. 2015)

The Department of English in the College of Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Transnational, Diasporic, and Decolonizing/Postcolonial Literatures, at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 1, 2016. We particularly welcome candidates with qualifications in these areas who also have demonstrated scholarly and teaching interests in Indigenous/Aboriginal Literatures and Storytelling (in International or North American contexts) and/or in Digital Studies related to the primary field of expertise.

The successful candidate will be productively engaged in ongoing research focusing on transnational, diasporic, and/or decolonizing literatures and their social, cultural, and political contexts, and will have a record of research success and a well-developed research project. The candidate will teach classes in Transnational Literatures, Decolonizing Literatures, and Rereading Colonialism, as well as first-year classes such as Reading Culture, and may also contribute to teaching Indigenous literatures and storytelling in Canada and/or Digital Culture and New Media. Within the first two years of appointment, the successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to lead an honours or graduate seminar, supervise graduate candidates, assist with graduate examinations, and participate in the administrative work of the Department.

A PhD is required, as is demonstrated ability in teaching, research, and publication. In accordance with the Department’s commitment to increasing Aboriginal participation in all aspects and levels of its activities, qualified Aboriginal applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Located in the Division of Humanities & Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Science, the Department of English has 24 permanent faculty. The department provides undergraduate and graduate education in a variety of subject areas, with areas of concentration for graduate studies in Indigenous Literatures, Cultural Studies, Digital Studies, Canadian Literature, and Modernist Studies. English faculty collaborate with and teach in programs in Women’s and Gender Studies, Digital Culture and New Media, the MFA in Writing, and the Department of Drama.  Our Department’s vision is to be a place where many peoples come together to engage in mutually respectful relations and dialogues. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty Six territory and traditional Métis homeland, and we acknowledge the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory for centuries.

The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of 20,000. The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, and the sciences. There are more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College, and 325 faculty, including 15 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a variety of leisure opportunities. Information about the Department, the College, the University, and the city of Saskatoon can be found on the web at,, and

Salary Bands (July 1, 2016– June 30, 2017):

Assistant Professor      $93,293 (floor) to $112,109 (ceiling)

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of written or published work, and should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Professor Lisa Vargo, Head
Department of English
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged (PDF files preferred).  They may be sent by email to

Applications will be accepted until 30 November, 2015 or until the position is filled.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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