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Job: English – Assistant Professor, Athabasca University (Deadline: May 14, 2021)

The Centre for Humanities in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Athabasca University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, English, commencing September 1, 2021. Athabasca University is a fully accredited, comprehensive academic and research post-secondary institution with a commitment to facilitating open access to education. Athabasca University is dedicated to transforming lives and transforming communities. In this light, the university is committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action [2015].

The successful candidate will have a PhD in English or literary studies. We are seeking a candidate with both broad knowledge of English literatures and an active or emerging research program of scholarship that critically addresses one or more of the following specific areas: Indigenous literary studies; postcolonial or diaspora studies; critical race and anti-racism studies. The candidate will be expected to develop new courses as determined by their research interests and the needs of the program. The candidate will also coordinate and revise existing courses in the program. Evidence of scholarly output and research productivity and proof of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level are required. Experience in teaching and advising professional, working students and graduate students, and/or in community-responsive research and teaching are considered assets. Familiarity with online systems of course delivery is preferred. All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada and will be verified upon hire.

This is a full-time position located in Alberta; the successful candidate will be expected to work from a home office located anywhere in Alberta.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Mark McCutcheon at 1-833-850-8202 or via email:

Educational credentials will be verified upon hire.  All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada. 

We will only accept applications received through our online recruitment system. Please include your resume, letter of application, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Landed Immigrants will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals may be considered.

 Athabasca University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, persons of any gender identity and expression, and members of visible minorities. 

To apply, click here.

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