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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, U of Alberta (Augustana), Canadian Literature and Postcolonial Theory

Assistant Professor – English

Augustana – Fine Arts & Humanities

Competition #A105630191

Closing date: will remain open until filled.

This position is located in Camrose, AB.

The Department of Fine Arts and Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track position in English, effective July 1, 2017.  Consideration may be given to an earlier start date of January 1, 2017. Any appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary department and become the fourth faculty member of the B.A. program in English. Applicants should possess (or be near completion of) a Ph.D. with specialization in Canadian Literature and Postcolonial Theory.  In addition to teaching courses within these primary areas, applicants should be qualified and willing to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in other areas such as, but not limited to, Postcolonial Literature, Film Studies, and Digital Humanities. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an engaging and effective teaching style, and contribute to Augustana’s roster of First Year Seminars. The successful candidate will have (or will demonstrate the potential for) a strong and maintainable research program.

The Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta enrolls approximately 1000 undergraduate students in baccalaureate degree programs on a picturesque residential campus in the city of Camrose, 90 kilometers southeast of Edmonton. The Faculty is committed to building on its reputation for academic rigour, high-quality teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts, interdisciplinary collaboration, academic rigour, and extensive opportunities for students in the areas of undergraduate research, community service learning, and international study. Augustana provides a distinctive undergraduate experience characterized by close student-faculty relationships and numerous opportunities for student participation in athletics, clubs, and campus organizations. Students benefit from the advantages of a small campus while earning a degree from one of Canada’s leading research universities. The Faculty seeks to attract promising scholars who will share its enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates on a residential campus, participate actively in a collegial culture of inquiry and public engagement, and flourish as researchers in an interdisciplinary and rural milieu.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly work, a statement of teaching philosophy including teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three referees. Please submit the sample of scholarly work under the ‘List of Publications’ attachment option, and submit all documentation in PDF format.

Questions about this position or the English degree program at Augustana should be directed to Dr. Alexander Carpenter, Chair of Humanities, by email at

Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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