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Job: English Literature –Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Professor, Memorial University (Deadline: Nov. 13, 2020)

The English Programme, School of Arts and Social Science, invites applications for a 4-month teaching term position in English Literature at the rank of Lecturer or Teaching Assistant Professor, depending on the qualifications. This position will begin on January 1, 2021 and end on April 30, 2021.

The successful candidate will have at least an M.A. in English Literature (Ph.D. preferred) and will be responsible for teaching first-year English courses focusing on poetry, drama and composition. Some teaching experience is preferred. All courses will be taught remotely.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020. A letter of application along with a curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness and a sample course outline) and the names and contact information for three references should be sent in electronic form to: Dr. Ken Jacobsen, Interim Dean, School of Arts and Social Science, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6P9; email:

All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will reflect qualifications and experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement governing faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, is situated in traditional Mi’kmaw territory in Corner Brook, NL. As a Campus, we respectfully acknowledge the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Grenfell Campus has more than 1,300 students and emphasizes innovative approaches to teaching and learning, research and engagement. Memorial University as a whole and Grenfell Campus in particular are taking important structural actions to address priorities around equity, diversity, Indigenization, and anti-racism in order to foster a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and to achieve a greater diversity of individuals in terms of cultural background and experience.

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