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Job: Assistant Professor, tenure track, Pre-20th-century American Lit (MacEwan; deadline: 3 Feb. 2020)

Assistant Professor, English
Faculty of Arts and Science

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts & Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in English at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or evidence of near completion) with a focus on American literature prior to 1900 and preferred expertise in one of the following areas: poetry, drama, or critical theory and its histories (for example, postcolonialism, race/gender theory, disability studies, ecocriticism), particularly as they have shaped the study of American literature prior to 1900. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education, present an ongoing research plan, and provide evidence of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level, including an ability to teach first-year English courses, courses in American literature, and special-topics courses in their areas of expertise. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, academic curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, a sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts, along with the names and contact information of three professional referees. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference. 

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. P. Farvolden, Chair, English (

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting.  

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement. 

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

CategoryFull-Time Tenure-Track
Salary$66,788 to $108,110
Closing DateA review of applications will begin February 3, 2020
Competition No.19.12.207
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