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Job: Literature and Science – Assistant Professor, Limited Term, Dalhousie University (Deadline: Apr. 15, 2021)

The Department of English at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Limited Term (50%) appointment to teach 1 section per term of a new 1000-level Writing Requirement course, Reading Literature and Science, and to develop and oversee a series of supports for international students’ success. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will be tenable for a 2-year term (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023). This position is part of a pilot project funded through Dalhousie’s International Student Support Taskforce (ISST).

The successful candidate will:
• Teach 2 sections (1 in each of Fall and Winter terms) of a new 1000-level English course, “Reading Literature and Science.”
• Develop a series of tutorials to complement the new course, and training and managing tutorial leaders. These tutorials will include writing and language instruction specifically for international students.
• Liaise with the ISST coordinator, the Writing Centre, the International Student Centre, and other relevant bodies to develop and manage in-course and extra-curricular International Student Supports (these may include, but are not limited to, peer mentorship, dedicated Writing Center and/or CLT tutorials, and cultural events involving both international and domestic students). The Department of English will support the successful candidate in these efforts.

The successful candidate must also hold a PhD in English or a cognate discipline by the date of the appointment. Experience teaching at the university level, both in-person and electronically, is required; preference will be given to candidates with research or teaching experience in the field of science and literature. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience developing writing supports for introductory courses and/or with experience developing writing support for students who have English as an additional language. Knowledge of social media—including, e.g., Weibo and WeChat—will be an asset. 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.

Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2021 and must include the following:
· A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee, which should include a description of teaching interests and experience as related to the position;
· a CV;
· 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.

Please note that 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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