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Job: Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track, Indigenous Literature and Culture (SMU; Deadline: 4 Sept. 2020)

The Department of English Language and Literature at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the field of Indigenous Literature and Culture. Preference will be given to an appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants holding a higher rank may also be considered. In addition to holding a Ph.D., or in the case of a creative artist an MFA/MA, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of research and teaching effectiveness in a relevant discipline. They will have a strong background in Indigenous knowledge systems and methodologies, and they will also demonstrate a commitment to working with Indigenous communities. Lived experience will be considered an asset. It is expected that the successful candidate will establish a rigorous research or creative program in the field and contribute an appropriate level of service to the department, faculty, university, and community.

The Faculty of Arts particularly encourages applications from candidates who are able to contribute to the Indigenizationof curriculum and the University. The Faculty of Arts is also particularly interested in scholars with creative approaches to undergraduate and graduate education whose teaching in the Department can also contribute to its interdisciplinary programs. Applicants are encouraged to consult faculty web pages to determine how, as potential hires, they might enrich our intellectual community:

This competition will remain open until the position is filled. The Department will start reviewing applications on4 September 2020 and it will continue reviewing them until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, a sample of recent scholarly and/or creative writing, and names and contact information only of three referees to: The Chairperson, Department of English Language and Literature, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada.

Saint Mary’s University is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. It is the province’s second largest university with a rich 215-year history. Saint Mary’s is a public university of about 7500 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part  of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in   the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to major urban centres in Canada and Northeastern United States. Visit our website at

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. All applicants will receive a self-identification form for confidential submission to our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The Search Committee encourages applicants to highlight any involvement in enhancing diversity and inclusion in their previous institutional environments. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlines in the Saint Mary’s University Collective Agreement.

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