The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, one-year term position in
the Department of English at the rank of Assistant Professor, 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 successful applicant will be responsible for teaching lower-division and upper-division courses for the
department and possibly a cross-listed graduate level course depending on the applicant’s experience.
Courses may include the following: one or two sections of ENGL 170 (Writing and Communication Skills
course), ENGL 100 (Introduction to Literary Structures), ENGL 120 (Canadian Indigenous Literature),
ENGL 320 (Indigenous Literature in Canada and the United States), ENGL 420/620 (Special Topics in
Indigenous Literature), ENGL 471/671 (Creative Writing: Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction).
Applicants for this position should hold a PhD in English (or a related discipline) or an MFA and published
creative work for applicants with a creative writing focus, and have a growing record of scholarly activity,
as well as present evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence.
The UNBC Department of English recognizes that racism, white supremacy, anti-semitism, Islamophobia,
sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, and many other systemic barriers to learning and
career progression unfortunately exist in academia. As such, we place high value on learning, teaching,
research, and service that work to expose, record, and address equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
issues in our disciplines and communities. The department is committed to creating safe spaces for
students who face systemic barriers.
The Department of English values diversity within its community; therefore, applications from scholars
and creative writers who self-identify as First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous persons are particularly
encouraged for this position. 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
Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum
vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, the names and addresses of three
references (including telephone and email information), and the following form which can be found here.
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 January 7, 2022, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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