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Job: Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, tenure track (U of Winnipeg; Deadline: 15 Jan. 2020)

The Department of English at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020, subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have, at minimum, a Master’s degree in English, Creative Writing, or a related discipline, and a substantial creative writing publication portfolio.  Priority will be given to candidates with a strong record of creative publication in more than one genre, teaching experience in creative writing, and a commitment to fostering a positive artistic community on campus. Publication or teaching experience in one or more of the following secondary disciplines would be an asset: Indigenous literatures and cultures; critical race theory; postcolonial and diasporic literatures; gender and sexuality studies; popular literatures and genres; young people’s texts and cultures; linguistics and stylistics; new media, digital media, and screen studies; and cultural studies. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in the Department’s undergraduate programs and may also have the opportunity to teach at the graduate level in the MA in Cultural Studies, which is housed in the English Department.

The University of Winnipeg is an urban, post-secondary institution on Treaty One land in the heart of the Métis Nation. The English Department Land Acknowledgment is available on the departmental website.

The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in Winnipeg’s inner city, the University is committed to improving access to post-secondary education for traditionally underserved populations. 

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications must be submitted online via The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources Website and under the Employment category, choose the Faculty Employment position vacancies option:

Candidates will need to submit PDFs of the following:

  1. letter of application that speaks to the candidate’s publication record, works in progress, teaching interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy and methods.
  2. curriculum vitae that includes names and contact information for three references able to submit letters of recommendation upon request.
  3. sample publication or writing sample (maximum 30 pages).

Deadline for ApplicationsJanuary 15, 2020

Invitations for campus interviews will be issued by February 14, 2020. 

Consideration of applications will continue until such time as the position is filled.
Please send any enquiries about the position to:

Brandon Christopher, Chair, Department of English

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