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Job: 20 & 21st Century Global Anglophone Literatures – Assistant Professor, Concordia University of Edmonton (Deadline: 16 January 2022)

The Department of Language and Literature at Concordia University of Edmonton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in twentieth or twenty-first century Global Anglophone literatures. Candidates with a strength in a secondary area of expertise (excluding Canadian literature) are especially encouraged to apply.

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good. CUE is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for work, study, and living. We actively promote dignity for all, rejecting action and language that are harmful to mutual respect.

CUE is situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood. Supporting a student body of over 3,000, we are known for our small class sizes and excellence in teaching. These features, and our diverse student population, provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian university system. CUE is an institution that values research in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and management.

As a successful member of our faculty, you will be passionate about English literature, enthusiastic in your teaching practice, and committed to diversity and to building relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community. Responsibilities will include teaching at the undergraduate level, conducting research, and service to the faculty’s academic activities.

This position is available to begin July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter


  • PhD or PhD ABD, in English or Comparative Literature;
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate level;
  • The ability to teach expository writing;
  • The ability to relate effectively to a wide variety of learners;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Evidence of an effective ongoing program of academic research;
  • A demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member; and
  • A willingness and ability to take on academic administrative duties.

The normal undergraduate teaching assignment is 6 hours a week or 2 courses per semester in the first year and 9 hours a week or 3 courses per semester for subsequent years. CUE provides opportunities for reductions in teaching to pursue research. In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to growing professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the broader community, promoting diversity and inclusion as broadly understood.

Interested individuals may contact Dr. Brett Buchanan, Dean, Arts, for further information at

Closing Date: Applications review will commence on January 16, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that this position is subject to budgetary approval.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as per Concordia’s Faculty Association Collective Agreement:

Application packages must include:

  • A cover letter (including a statement of citizenship/immigration status);
  • Current curriculum vitae, including a list of refereed publications;
  • Official transcripts of all graduate-level courses;
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement on teaching philosophy;
  • A research statement;
  • Recent student evaluations of university teaching (if applicable); and
  • A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

Please note the following:

  • The shortlisted candidates will be requested to provide three confidential professional and/or post-secondary letters of reference.
  • The successful candidate must be able to provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.

Concordia University of Edmonton encourages applications from members of racialized groups, visible minorities, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, persons with disabilities, women, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and others who may support a diversity of perspectives at CUE. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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