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Job: Pre-1900 Literary Studies – Assistant Professor, Thompson Rivers University (Deadline: 29 April 2022)

Thompson Rivers University is calling for applications for a full-time, tripartite (research), tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in pre-1900 Literary Studies. The position is scheduled to commence on August 1, 2022. For the complete job listing, please click here.

Thompson Rivers University  is a uniquely comprehensive, student-focused institution built on over 40 years of excellence in post-secondary education and training. TRU’s spectacular main campus is located in Kamloops, B.C., just a four-hour drive from Vancouver, in the heart of the southern B.C. interior. Kamloops offers world class tourism and recreation, excellent cultural, social, and economic opportunities, as well as over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.

The Department of English, Modern Languages, and Performing Arts is an innovative department that offers a BA with a Major and Minor in English, a Minor in Creative Writing, and is also preparing to launch a Theatre and Creative Writing Major. Faculty in the department have had a long tradition of outstanding research success at the individual level and have pioneered collaborative research opportunities in the Faculty of Arts and across the campus. We are in an exciting moment in our departmental history, working to bring an increased interdisciplinarity and diversity to our programs and course offerings, while continuing our tradition of leadership in scholarship. We are looking for a candidate who can augment our faculty’s strong record of scholarly and creative output, as well as our enthusiastic and supportive interactions with students both in the classroom and in the community.

We are inviting applications for a full-time, tripartite (research), tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in pre-1900 Literary Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong teaching, research and publication record and expertise in at least two areas of specialization, including but not limited to Renaissance and 19th-Century Romanticism, with a possible focus on eco-criticism. This position balances research, service, and teaching. The appointment is scheduled to commence on August 1, 2022.

The successful applicant will also have a strong record of commitment to teaching and engagement with a diverse student population. They will teach undergraduate first- to fourth-year courses, and be given opportunities to develop unique courses related to their areas of expertise, diversifying our current program offerings, and contributing to the new interdisciplinary Faculty of Arts M.A. in Human Rights and Social Justice.

The successful candidate will contribute to the innovative goals of English, Modern Languages, and Performing Arts through service and leadership responsibilities at the departmental level as well as at the divisional and institutional levels in support of program, interdisciplinary, and diversity objectives.QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in English literature
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Current CV
  • One-page statement of research interests
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Complete contact information for three professional references

Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty, and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Color, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. This position is part of the EMLPA Department’s commitment to increasing representation by BIPOC faculty in the department, in recognition of historic underrepresentation of non-White faculty in higher education in Canada.  Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications will be reviewed commencing April 29, 2022

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