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Job: Assistant Professor, tenure track, Indigenous Literatures and Oral Traditions and/or Creative Writing (MSVU; deadline: 14 Feb. 2020)

Tenure Track Faculty Position 

Department of English

Inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility and an enduring commitment to the advancement of women, Mount Saint Vincent University promotes academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge through scholarship and teaching of the highest quality. Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to recruiting exceptional and diverse scholars and teachers.  Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and a personalized approach to education, Mount Saint Vincent University is located on Canada’s East Coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Mi’kma’ki the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. Please visit

The English Department at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Indigenous Literatures and Oral Traditions and/or Creative Writing at the Assistant Professor level starting 1 July 2020.  As a part of Mount Saint Vincent University’s Diversity Hiring Program, which aims to correct historic underrepresentation, this position is restricted to Indigenous peoples. 

The Description

Applicants should have a PhD or PhD near completion in either Literary Studies, Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, or Creative Writing, and/or demonstrated equivalent experience and recognition within the Indigenous community as a teacher, writer, and researcher. 

The English Department has a dynamic undergraduate program and a strong record of excellence in teaching and research.  The successful applicant will teach a range of literature and/or writing courses at all levels as part of a regular teaching load, and will be expected to maintain an active research/publication program and to participate in collegial service.  

Workload includes teaching, research, and collegial service. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement with the Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association (please visit  This position is subject to final budgetary approval and will remain open until filled.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), statement of current and future research interests, and contact information for three referees.  The department will begin considering applications on 14 February 2020.

Send applications by mail or email (in a single .PDF) to:

Dr. Graham Fraser

Chair, Department of English

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6


Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus.  Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials.  All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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