Contract or Sessional Job Postings

Job: Writing Studies – Limited Term Assistant Professor, Trent University (Application Review Begins: 3 June 2022)

Trent University invites applications for a one-year limited-term appointment (LTA) in English Literature and Writing Studies or a related field in the Department of English Literature. The appointment will be at the Trent University Durham GTA campus in Oshawa, Ontario at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence August 1, 2022, subject to budgetary approval..

Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D. in literary studies by the time of the appointment (or close to it), an active research program, and demonstrated excellence in teaching, especially first-year writing courses and literary studies courses.

This is a teaching-intensive position. The successful candidate will teach three half-credit courses in the fall term, three half-credit courses in the winter term, and one in the summer (2023). Courses will be at all undergraduate levels and will range in size, include majors and non-majors, and may include teaching assistants. For those reasons, a successful applicant will be a purposeful, versatile, and flexible teacher.

The successful candidate’s course load will have WRIT 1001: Write in Time, WRIT 2002: Effective Communication, and a three literary studies courses already in our staffing plan.

Located in the Greater Toronto Area, in the city of Oshawa, Trent University Durham offers a learning experience that is the perfect blend of urban life and a closely-knit campus community.

Trent University is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). We especially welcome applications from candidates who self-identify as racialized and / or Indigenous and /or as part of equity deserving groups (including women, 2SLGBTQI persons, and those who identify as having a disability) as well as candidates who demonstrate an understanding of systemic racism in their research and teaching. Candidates are invited to identify in their cover letter how they have incorporated justice-oriented practices into teaching, research, and service activities.

Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate your citizenship and/or permanency status in the application.

Candidates are invited to submit applications as a single PDF document to; the covering email should clearly indicate the job to which you are applying. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and complete contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of two referees, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including sample syllabuses and materials, a teaching philosophy statement, complete sets of student evaluations.

Deadline for applications: June 3, 2022

Inquiries can be sent to the (Acting) Chair, Joel Baetz, at

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