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Job: Full-time 9-month sessional, Contemporary American and British Lit (Mount Allison; Deadline: 25 March 2020)

The Department of English Literatures at Mount Allison University invites applications for a full-time nine-month sessional position. The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor and will commence on August 1, 2020, subject to budgetary approval. 

Contemporary American and British Literature

The qualified candidate will be required to teach five 3-credit (1-semester) courses in the 9-month period from August 1, which may include: 

  • a first-year course (Principles of Literary Analysis) 
  • a second-year course (Introduction to American Literature)
  • three third-year courses (Contemporary Literary Theory; Post- Civil War American, and British Literature since 1945). 

Specific courses are subject to change.

Applicants should be experienced, versatile, and dedicated teachers with a PhD degree in English Literature in a field related to the position description. Candidates should prepare: 

  • a cover letter of application
  • a complete curriculum vitae (including the names of 3 academic referees)
  • a brief statement of teaching philosophy, or a teaching proposal for the prospective courses listed above (e.g. a paragraph describing approaches and texts for each of the 5 classes)

These materials should be sent in a single PDF file to:

Chair of the Search Committee (Sessional, Contemporary American and British Lit.)
Department of English Literatures
Mount Allison University
62 York St., Sackville, NB, E4L 1E2

Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly from referees to the above address.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25 March 2020. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that all applications materials reach the Department in time.

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

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