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Job: Tenure-stream Appointment, Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, Ryerson University (deadline: Jan. 16 2017)

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track Position) – Creative Writing

Arts, English

Posted: October 18, 2016
Deadline to Apply: Monday, January 16, 2017

The Department of English at Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca/english) in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2017 subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Creative Writing.

Candidates will hold a PhD in English or in a related field, which must be completed by, or within six months of, the appointment. Applicants shall demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong creative profile in fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry and an emerging scholarly record, as well as a capacity for collegial service. All candidates with research and teaching expertise in Creative Writing will be considered, but we are most interested in applications from scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas: contact/indigenous literatures and cultures; queer/trans/gender/sexuality studies; performance studies or new media and digital culture studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of English courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels including a first-year survey course in English literature and courses in their field of specialization.

The English Department prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a published creative sample and a scholarly writing sample, and a teaching dossier, and be supported by three confidential letters of reference. Please submit your application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal at www.ryerson.ca/jobs. Applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Nima Naghibi, Chair of English (nnaghibi@arts.ryerson.ca). The deadline for submission of applications is January 16, 2017. Applicants are asked to indicate in their application if they are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Nima Naghibi, Chair, Department of English, Ryerson University. Confidential Letters of reference should be sent under separate cover to Luanne MacDonell, Department Administrator, English at lmacdonell@ryerson.ca.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to and meaningful experience with the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work with a diverse student population.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/teaching/documents/RFA_CA/RFA_Collective_Agreement-July_1_2011_to_June_30_2015.pdf.
The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca.
A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.

Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiatives, at t26king@ryerson.ca.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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