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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century English Literature, St. Mary’s University (Calgary)

Location: Alberta
Date posted: 2017-08-23
Advertised until: 2017-11-21

St. Mary’s University, an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in the Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education, invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century English Literature commencing July 1, 2018. St. Mary’s is the only unaffiliated Catholic university in western Canada and is celebrating its 30th year as an educational institution.
Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, our students are inspired to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has over 900 full- and part-time students, 80 full- and part-time faculty, and an average class size of 25. The university has grown by over 50% in the last five years alone.

This position requires a versatile teacher with diverse interests who is able to teach and develop a wide range of courses, including both halves of the British Literature survey. We particularly welcome applicants who have a secondary research or teaching interest in one of the following: drama and performance; gender and/or queer theory; postcolonial or Indigenous studies; media studies. Teaching load is 3/3.

Applicants must have a PhD in English by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will display evidence of excellence in teaching and research potential by submitting a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations, and sample syllabi. Evidence of research potential is to be demonstrated by the submission of a statement of research interest and writing sample.

St. Mary’s University offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits program. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants are to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, statement of research interest, writing sample, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by e-mail to with the subject line Assistant Professor of English by November 15, 2017.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

St. Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit, is committed to diversity and employment equity, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, sexual minority groups, and persons with disabilities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.

St. Mary’s University
14500 Bannister Road SE
Calgary, AB T2X 1Z4
Fax: 403.254.3774

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