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Job: Early Modern Lit, 12-month Term (Brandon; deadline: 21 Feb. 2020)

Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.

The Department of English & Creative Writing at Brandon University invites applications for a 12-month term position in Early Modern English Literature. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching, have an active research profile, and be willing to participate collegially in the life of the university. The preferred qualification is a PhD in English, but ABD candidates with a defense date may be considered in exceptional circumstances. While there may be some flexibility in terms of course offerings, ideally the successful candidate will be able to teach the following undergraduate courses in the 2020-2021 academic year:

  • 30:331 Life without Shakespeare: Other Early Dramatists
  • 30:339 Shakespeare I
  • 30:340 Shakespeare II
  • 30:360 The Age of Beheadings
  • PLUS 2 sections of an introductory English literature course

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, a CV, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a sample course outline related to expected teaching responsibilities, the names and contact information of three referees, and proof of citizenship status in one pdf document to Dr. Lisa Robson at All applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course calendar for more information at

Rank and salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Preferred Start Date: July 1, 2020       

Application Deadline: Assessment of applications will begin February 21, 2020; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.


Dr. Lisa Robson

Acting Dean of Arts


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