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Job: Black Anglophone Literature – Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, UBC Okanagan (Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021)

The Department of English and Cultural Studies in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan invites applications for a full-time position in Black Anglophone Literature. We are looking to appoint someone at the rank of Assistant Professor tenure-track.  Appointment to begin July 1, 2021.

Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. or equivalent (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in English or a closely related field. Applicants must have an active scholarly profile and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service, and to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: Black transatlantic studies; Black Indigenous literatures; relevant national literatures (e.g., Caribbean, African, American, and/or Canadian); concepts of place and location; early modern literature; 18th-century literature; modernism; speculative fiction; electronic literature; Afro-futurism; environmental literatures; and life-writing.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please click here.

Applications to this position must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Teaching portfolio

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to with the subject line “Black Anglophone Literature”.

Informal inquiries may be made to Micahel Treschow, Head, Department of English and Cultural Studies at

Additional information about the UBC Department of English and Cultural Studies may be found on the website.

Applications will be reviewed starting January 15, 2021.

As one of the world’s leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

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