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Job: Assistant Professor, probationary tenure track, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Culture (Dalhousie; deadline: 6 Jan. 2019)

The Department of English at Dalhousie University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of English, as well as in the interdisciplinary Gender and Women’s Studies undergraduate program. Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence as a scholar and a teacher, and preference will be given to applicants who have a PhD by the date of appointment, which we anticipate being July 1, 2019. This position is subject to budgetary approval. This position is part of the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award (DDFA) program. In keeping with the principles of Employment Equity, the DDFA program aims to correct historic underrepresentation. This position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one (or more) of the following groups: Indigenous/Aboriginal persons and racially visible persons. All such qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications will be accepted until 06 January 2019 and must include the following:

  •         A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee;
  •         A CV;
  •         Completed Self-Identification Questionnaire (available at

Applications should be emailed to All files should be in PDF format and should be labelled with the candidate’s name.

Please note: after an initial screening, longlisted applicants will be asked to provide further information, including a teaching dossier addressing teaching effectiveness and philosophy, a writing sample, and three signed letters of reference sent by the referees or by a dossier service.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged into upwards of twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees. The English Department has a thriving graduate program, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses and supervise MA and PhD students.


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