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Job: Instructor, Special Topics in Modern & Contemporary Lit Seminar, Queen’s – UPDATED (deadline: June 8, 2017)


ENGL 487 Group III Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Literature (Fall Term 2017)

Department of English

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CANADA K7L 3N6


The Department of English at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching the course: ENGL 487 Group III: Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Literature (Fall term).  ENGL 487 is an on-campus fourth-year seminar course with an expected enrolment of 25 students.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near completion, with teaching experience at the University level in literary studies. This is a Fall Term appointment for the period September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, with course dates over twelve weeks from September 11 to December 1, 2017, followed by an examination period.


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during this process, please contact:  Karen Donnelly, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, or 613-533-6000, Ext. 74445.


The academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at


To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada.” Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.


Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent and teaching dossier.  The candidate should also provide a subtitle and brief course description (or subtitles and course descriptions, should you wish to provide the department with more than one option) for the course to be taught under the rubric of “Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Literature.” Course descriptions should be no more than 100 words in length.  Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent by email only to:


Dr. Maggie Berg, Associate Head

c/o Karen Donnelly

Department of English

Queen’s University  


Applications will be received until June 8, 2017.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of English can be found at



Course Description:

ENGL 487 – Group III: Special Topics II  

Studies focused on Modern and Contemporary literature that do not fit within the established Group III rubrics (British, Canadian, American   Postcolonial, Indigenous).


PREREQUISITE (ENGL 200/6.0 and ENGL 290/3.0) and (a GPA of 2.4 on all ENGL units) and (registration in an ENGL Major or Medial Plan).


Posted: May 18, 2017

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