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English – Associate/Full Professor (17th Century English Literature), University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2017-07-11
Advertised until: 2017-09-10

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: English
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Reference: 1701133 Job Closing: Sep 18, 2017

The Department of English at the University of Toronto, St George campus, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of 17th Century Literature and Culture, with special emphasis on Milton. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD in English or appropriate field and an established international reputation based on a record of scholarly excellence appropriate to their career stage. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, externally funded research program. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, excellent teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. A teaching dossier should be submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of sustained contributions and publications in leading presses and in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees themselves of high international standing. The successful candidate will be considered for a Canada Research Chair (tier I).

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), research statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online by the closing date of September 18, 2017.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters on letterhead directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date, September 18, 2017.

For more information about the Department of English, please visit

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; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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