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Job: English Instructor, one-year contract (Kwantlen; deadline: 5 July 2019)

Close Date: Fri, 07/05/2019

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR – Competition Number 19-87

Work Group:     Faculty
Status:         Non-Regular Type 2 (50%) starting September 1, 2019.
Location:               Surrey, Richmond or Langley

The Department of English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for Non-Regular Type 2 (50%) faculty position commencing September 1, 2019.  The position involves teaching a minimum of 4 courses (sections) over 2-3 semesters, with the possibility of additional work.  The courses will be offered at the Surrey, Richmond, or Langley campuses of KPU. 

The Department of English offers a B.A. Major and Minor in English.  We also offer first-year English courses for all students enrolled in degree programs at KPU (approximately 6,000 students annually, most of whom study in disciplines outside of English).  We offer small class sizes, ranging from 25-35 students, and embrace diversity, inclusion, and active learning in our classrooms.  Our faculty members have a passion for teaching, a focus on transformative learning, and a commitment to the success of our students. 

Primary teaching duties will include two or more sections of ENGL 1100:  Introduction to University Writing, and may include one section of one of the following:  ENGL 1202:  Reading and Writing About Selected Topics:  An Introduction to Literature or ENGL 1204:  Reading and Writing About Genre:  An Introduction to Literature. A description of these courses can be found at

For more information about the Department of English and our Bachelor program, please see

We are seeking individuals who meet the following qualifications:
•    Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or literary studies is required; a completed PhD in same is preferred. 

Preference will be given to candidates with 
•    A record of excellence in teaching composition and literature at the undergraduate level;
•    Two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level;
•    Demonstrated expertise in eighteenth-century literature, Romantic literature, Canadian literature, African literature, Caribbean literature, or writing and rhetoric studies.  

In addition to regular teaching duties, the successful applicants will be expected to serve on department committees. 

Ready to Apply?

A complete application includes a current curriculum vitae; copies of transcripts of graduate degrees; a teaching portfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, peer and student reviews, and any relevant teacher training; a summary of any academically-relevant community engagement and/or practicum-supervisory experience, if applicable; a summary of current research and future research directions; and a list of three professional referees able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.

To indicate your interest in available positions, please click the following email link which will pre-fill information necessary to process your application by July 5, 2019 to:


To help us process your application as quickly as possible, ensure your email subject line is written using the following format: Last Name-First Name, Competition Number XXXX. For example, “Doe-John, Competition Number XXXX”.

Please submit a separate email and resumé for each competition to which you are applying.  Ensure you have clearly marked each email and resumé with your last name, first name, and the appropriate competition number. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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