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Job: Creative Writing – Assistant Professor, Limited Term, Dalhousie University (Deadline: Apr. 30, 2021)

The Department of English at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 10-month (100%) Limited Term position in Creative Writing at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, from 1 August 2021 – 31 May 2022.

Candidates will be required to have a strong professional background and teaching experience in creative writing, with a specialization in poetry, and experience writing and/or teaching fiction will be an asset. Preference will be given to candidates with strong evidence of teaching effectiveness; preference will also be given to candidates with a graduate degree or degrees in Creative Writing or cognate disciplines. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Applications will be accepted until 30 April 2021 and must include the following:
· A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee;
· a CV, including a list of creative publications, both book and periodical;
· a teaching dossier addressing teaching effectiveness and teaching interests;
· three signed letters of reference sent by the referees or by a dossier service to

Please apply for this position directly via PeopleAdmin. The Posting can be found here.

Interviews will be conducted via teleconference, and will be scheduled as soon as possible after the application deadline.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged into upwards of twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees.

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