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Job: Assistant Professor, tenure-track, post-WWI American and/or British lit (Lethbridge; NEW deadline: 16 Sept. 2019)

A new position that has opened up on short notice. The U of L is a research intensive but small university. Good internal research support, decent pay, 2:2 teaching load, and both a reasonably sized city nearby (Calgary) and great hiking/skiing/horse-riding etc even closer (Glacier, Whitefish, Waterton, Fernie, Banff, Jasper, and so on).

The Department of English at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in post WWI American and/or British literature, starting January 1, 2020. Scholars with research and teaching interests in Modernism and/or Postmodernism are especially encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in hand, although applicants who are very near completion of their Ph.D. may also be considered. The University of Lethbridge aspires to hire individuals who, depending upon their career stage, demonstrate considerable potential for excellence in teaching and research, or who have an established record of excellence in these areas.

Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate which is surprisingly mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University focuses on excellence in undergraduate programs and has an enrollment of over 8,500 students. Our focus on liberal education, selected professional programs, smaller classes, co-op placements and involvement of students in faculty research provides the very best education available. For more information about the University, please visit our web site at

At the University of Lethbridge, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

Applications must be submitted online, and must include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, publication reprints or preprints, and contact information for at least three referees who are scholars in the field. Referees will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters.

The closing date for this search is September 16, 2019, with interviews starting as soon thereafter as possible.

For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at, and choose this position under the Academic Postings option. The direct URL is

For more information about this position, please contact Adam Carter, Professor of English, at

Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Aboriginal peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community.

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