Contract or Sessional Job Postings

Job: Creative Writing, Limited-Term Appointment (Dalhousie; deadline: 4 May 2019)

The Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at Dalhousie University invite applications for a 10-month Limited Term appointment in Creative Writing, with a specialization in fiction and secondary expertise in any area of literary or cultural studies. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will be tenable for a ten-month term (1 August 2019 to 31 May 2020). The successful candidate will teach courses in both the Creative Writing and English programs. Experience teaching at the university level in both English and Creative Writing, as well as graduate degrees in English and/or Creative Writing, are required; preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD by the date of the appointment. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Applications will be accepted until 04 May 2019and must include the following:

  • A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee;
  • a CV, including a list of creative publications, both book and periodical;
  • a teaching dossier addressing teaching effectiveness and teaching interests;
  • a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire (available at;
  • three signed letters of reference sent by the referees or by a dossier service (letters may be emailed initially, but must be followed by print copies).

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

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 13 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.

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