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Job: Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream), Creative Writing (U of Toronto Scarborough; deadline 29 Oct. 2018)

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Creative Writing  1803800 

Job Field

: Teaching Stream 

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough 


: UTSC: English 


: Scarborough 

Job Posting

: Aug 28, 2018 

Job Closing

: Oct 29, 2018, 11:59pm EST 


: The Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time teaching-stream appointment in Creative Writing. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will commence July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have PhD/MFA/MA in Creative Writing or a PhD in English by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter; demonstrated excellence in teaching literature and creative writing at the university level; and a demonstrated commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning as it pertains to creative writing. The successful candidate will have a strong record of publishing/production in at least one of the following areas: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, television, comics/graphic novels. Evidence of excellence in teaching and of commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier that includes a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice at the undergraduate program level; sample course syllabi and curricular materials; teaching evaluations; teaching-related accomplishments, awards, and accolades; and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of teaching expertise may also include experience leading successful creative writing workshops and seminars and/or community-based teaching or pedagogical leadership related to the field of creative writing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The position will be held in the English Department at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Located in the east end of Toronto, in the beautiful Highland Creek Valley and on the traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit, UTSC English is home to a thriving creative writing program and writing community. The successful applicant will bring their talents and vision to bear our already flourishing Minor in Creative Writing ( and to a proposed Major that is currently in development. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to contribute to and expand on our multi-faceted Creative Writing programming, which includes an annual Writer-in-Residence initiative, the student-run journal Scarborough Fair, the student-run Creative Writing contest, and the Creative Writing group’s meetings and field trips. Most importantly, the successful applicant will teach a dedicated, talented, and supportive group of emerging writers. Many of our alumni have continued their creative writing studies at the graduate level, won contests, and published in journals, chapbook, and trade book form. The Department also offers Specialist, Major, and Minor programs in English literature, as well as a Minor in Literature and Film Studies. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in service activities in the Department.

Noted for its excellence in research and teaching, UTSC has an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. It is one of the three campuses comprising the University of Toronto, which offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Additional information about the Department of English can be found at

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting the link below. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one writing sample of no more than twenty pages, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials relevant to the position, and teaching evaluations). 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), including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, addressed to the department Chair, Professor Katherine Larson, and sent directly by the referees by email to by the closing date.

The deadline for applications is October 29, 2018. If you have any questions about this position, please e-mail Please note that preliminary interviews will take place by teleconference.

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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