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Job: CLTA, Assistant Professor, Early Modern English Lit (Renaissance), U of T Scarborough (deadline: June 21 2017)

Assistant Professor – Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) – Early Modern English Literature (Renaissance) – 1700813

Job Field:                   Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)

Faculty / Division:      University of Toronto Scarborough

Department:               UTSC: English

Campus:                     Scarborough

Job Posting:                May 17, 2017

Job Closing:               Jun 21, 2017, 11:59pm EST




The Department of English, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), invites applications for a one-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Early Modern English Literature (Renaissance). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2017 and ending July 31, 2018 (with the possibility of a one-year renewal).

Candidates must have a PhD in English at the time of appointment, and a strong research background in Early Modern English Literature. Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research, including practical experience with innovative research methods. Evidence of research excellence will be shown through research of an internationally competitive calibre, demonstrated by publications in leading journals in the relevant field, presentations at significant conferences, awards, and strong endorsements from referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier/syllabi submitted as part of this application. We also seek someone who will be able to communicate effectively as an undergraduate teacher (experience teaching large lectures is a plus) and be willing to contribute to the intellectual life of the Department of English. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting the following link: Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi relevant to the position). Submission guidelines can be found at: We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents in one or two files. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed, and scanned) sent directly by the referees by email to

The deadline for applications is June 21, 2017. If you have any inquires about this position, please email

UTSC is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. The university offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Additional information on the Department can be found at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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


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