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Job (2 positions): English Instructors specializing in Canadian and Indigenous Literatures, Cross-Disciplinary Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing Pedagogy, or Postcolonial Literature, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (deadline Feb. 1 2017)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University


KPU is a teaching-oriented polytechnic university serving communities in the South Fraser region. As leaders in innovative and interdisciplinary education, we offer all learners, regardless of background and preparation, opportunities to achieve the highest standards of academic performance. Our many programs of study provide applied learning and broad-based university education.  


Competition #: 17-03

Work Group: Faculty

Status: Regular full-time 100% starting May 1, 2017 or Sep 1, 2017

Location: Surrey, Richmond, or Langley


The English Department at KPU seeks to fill two full-time, regular positions (subject to budgetary availability).  The start date for the positions may be in May or September 2017.

Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

1) Canadian and Indigenous Literatures

2) Cross-Disciplinary Composition, Rhetoric , and Writing Pedagogy

3) Postcolonial Literature

Offering a Bachelor of English, our Department teaches approximately 6,000 students annually, the majority of which study in disciplines outside of English. We offer small class sizes, ranging from 25-35, and a culture of collegiality and respect. Our faculty members have a passion for teaching, a focus on transformative learning, and a commitment to the success of our students. For more information about the Department of English and our Bachelor program, please see

We are seeking individuals who meet the following qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a record of undergraduate teaching excellence in a student-centered environment and a demonstrated record of, or capacity for, research in the field. The successful applicant will be expected to serve on department committees and to teach primarily first-year English courses, especially ENGL 1100 – Introduction to University Writing.

Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of two years full-time post-secondary teaching experience. A completed (or imminent) Ph.D. is preferred (an M.A. in English is the minimum credential).

A complete application includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, sample teaching evaluations, representative relevant publications, and a list of three references able to comment on your teaching and academic qualifications.

We thank all applicants for their interest in KPU; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of original transcripts.

Please submit applications in this format.

Lastname.Firstname_Competition#_Name of Document

For example,

Doe.John_Competition1615_Cover Letter




To be considered for this exciting opportunity at one of BC’s Top Employers, please e-mail your full application, quoting competition number 17-03 by February 1, 2017 to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



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