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Jobs: 4 Instructors (Part-Time Temporary), Faculty Positions (Kwantlen Polytechnic; Deadline: 29 Feb. 2020)

Competition Number: 20-23Close Date: Sat, 02/29/2020

ENGLISH INSTRUCTORS – Competition 20-23
The Department of English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for up to four year-long 50% Non-Regular Type Two (part-time temporary) faculty positions commencing May 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 (start dates to be determined). The 50% positions involve teaching four sections over the course of 1-2 semesters, with the possibility of additional work. The courses will be offered at the Surrey, Richmond, or Langley campuses of KPU. 

The Department of English offers a B.A. Major and a Minor in English. We also run first-year English courses for all students enrolled in degree programs at KPU (approximately 6,000 students annually, most of whom study in disciplines outside of English). Our small class sizes range from 25-35 students, and we embrace diversity, inclusion, and active learning in our classrooms. Our faculty members have a passion for teaching, a focus on transformative learning, and a commitment to the success of our students. 

Primary teaching duties will include two or more sections of ENGL 1100: Introduction to University Writing, and may include one section of the following: ENGL 1202: Reading and Writing About Selected Topics: An Introduction to Literature or ENGL 1204: Reading and Writing About Genre: An Introduction to Literature. Descriptions of these courses can be found at

For more information about the Department of English and our Bachelor program, please see

We are seeking individuals who meet the following qualifications:
•    Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or Literary Studies is required;
•    a completed PhD in same is preferred. 

Preference will be given to candidates with 
•    a record of excellence in teaching composition and literature at the undergraduate level
•    two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level
•    demonstrated expertise in Medieval Literature, Eighteenth-Century Literature, Romantic Literature, Canadian Literature and/or Writing and Rhetoric Studies. 

In addition to regular teaching duties, the successful applicants will be expected to serve on departmental committees. 

Ready to Apply?
A complete application includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of undergraduate teaching success (including course syllabi/outlines and course evaluations), copies of transcripts of graduate degrees, and a list of three professional references able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments.

Please submit applications in this format.

Lastname.Firstname_Competition#_Name of Document
For example, 
Doe.John_Competition1615_Cover Letter

To be considered for this exciting opportunity at one of BC’s Top Employers, please e-mail your full application, quoting competition number 20-23 by February 29th, 2020 to:

To help us process your application as quickly as possible, ensure your email subject line is written using the following format: Last Name-First Name, Competition Number XXXX. For example, “Doe-John, Competition Number XXXX”.

Please submit a separate email and resumé for each competition to which you are applying. Ensure you have clearly marked each email and resumé with your last name, first name, and the appropriate competition number. 

The University welcomes and encourages applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email.

We thank all applicants for their interest in KPU; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of original transcripts.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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