The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the Department of English, invites
applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of English at the rank of Assistant Professor in
Eighteenth-Century Studies with secondary interests in any of the following: History/Animal
Studies/Environmental Studies, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2022. As an institution committed to
the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and
growth in both teaching and scholarship. The Department of English offers programs of study leading to
BA and MA. For more information about the Department of English, visit our website at
The successful applicant should have experience teaching lower and upper division undergraduate
courses since the faculty member will be expected to teach introductory English courses (ENGL 100;
ENGL 170), a survey course (ENGL 211 or 212) as well as senior courses in their area of expertise,
including graduate level offerings. Interdisciplinary interests in other areas such as History, Animal
Studies or Environmental Studies are desirable as is the ability to teach in other programs in the Faculty
of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities (or other Faculties) at UNBC.
Applicants for this position should hold a PhD in English Literature or a related field, and have a growing
record of scholarly activity, as well as present evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence.
Experience in a leadership role such as the coordination of academic writing courses is an additional
asset since the successful candidate will share responsibility for the coordination and pedagogical
development of ENGL 170: Writing and Communication Skills.
The Department of English values diversity within its community. All qualified candidates are encouraged
to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern
British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal
peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
About the University and its Community
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small
research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in
Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort St. John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people,
the environment, and the North. Our region is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of
outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain
biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled
natural environment in which to live and work.
UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures,
health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s leading research-intensive
universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching
and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a
welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.
Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our students and professors
get to know one another. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit
campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.
For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s
University Rankings, the only university of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among
the top 4 per cent of higher education institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World
For more information about living in Northern BC and working with the University of Northern British
Columbia please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html. Make
your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.
Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum
vitae, a brief statement outlining teaching approaches and a research program, the names and addresses
of three references (including telephone and email information), and the following form which can be
found here, quoting posting #FAENGL01-21 to:
Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9
Email submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Dr. Karin Beeler, Chair – Department of English
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC; however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Applications received on or before September 30, 2021, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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