Contract or Sessional Job Postings

Job: Children’s Literature – LTA Assistant Professor, St. Francis Xavier University (Application review begins: 20 February 2022)

The Department of English at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a nine-month limited-term position for a specialist in Children’s Literature, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2022.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The teaching load will include first-year introductory courses. An ability to teach classes in children’s literature and in children’s visual media would be considered an asset. Ph.D. preferred.

St. Francis Xavier University is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. In accordance with this commitment, the Department seeks candidates who can contribute to and strengthen the diversity of our community, and will prioritize applications from one or more of the following underrepresented groups: women, Indigenous persons, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ individuals.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of writing, and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three referees. Applications should be sent via email to:

Dr. Jason Potts

Chair, Department of English

St. Francis Xavier University

P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish NS B2G 2W5


Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

 “Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you are selected for an interview for the advertised position, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency is required”.

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