Contract or Sessional Job Postings

Job: Canadian, Indigenous, and American Literature – Sessional Instructor, Bishop’s University (Deadline: 1 October, 2021)

The Department of English at Bishop’s University is seeking applications for a 5-month sessional appointment (January 1, 2022 to May 30, 2022). The candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses to cover the fields of Canadian, Indigenous, and American Literature, including ENG123 Introduction to Indigenous Literatures in Canada, ENG215 North American Literature, and one course to be determined in consultation with the department. Course descriptions may be found on the departmental website (

We ask that all application materials be submitted in a single PDF document that includes a c.v. with relevant education, publications, training and teaching experience, a short statement on course delivery and content, evidence of teaching excellence, and two letters of reference.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please direct inquiries and applications to Shawn Malley, Chair, Department of English (

The deadline to submit applications is 1 October, 2021. If necessary, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Bishop’s University implements an equal access employment program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies and welcomes applicants who are committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and who will assist us expand our capacity for diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including Indigenous peoples, visible and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ2+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We will provide support in the recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact


Bishop’s University is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki people.

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