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Job: Medieval, 17th, 18th, or 19th Century Literatures – Assistant Professor, Memorial University (Grenfell Campus; Deadline: March 5, 2021)

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 a achieve a greater diversity of individuals in terms of cultural background and experience.

The English Programme, School of Arts and Social Science, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning on August 1, 2021. The ideal applicant will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Medieval, 17th Century, 18th Century, or 19th Century literatures. Of particular interest are applicants whose research and pedagogy emphasizes work by under-represented or marginalized groups in the context of literary traditions. Secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas may be considered an asset: dramatic literature, creative writing, digital humanities, new media, indigenous literature, or an aspect of global anglophone literatures.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in English by the expected start date. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) and are very close to completion may also be considered. They will have a demonstrated record of research. Responsibilities will include the following: teaching and supervision at the undergraduate level, including first-year courses; contributing to the undergraduate program, including participating in curriculum development as appropriate; maintaining an active research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the English Programme, the School of Arts and Social Sciences, and the University. There will also be opportunities to contribute to our proposed graduate program.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm, Friday, March 5, 2021. A letter of application along with a curriculum vitae, research portfolio, 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, 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

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. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) (women; Indigenous peoples; racialized people; and people with disabilities) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact

Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and work environment. If there is anything we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process please contact directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

Memorial acknowledges that gaps in career history/research history can exist for any number of reasons. Candidates may be invited to explain any gaps that should be taken into consideration during the applications process.

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