The Department of English Literatures at Mount Allison University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor (subject to budgetary approval) in the subject area of Creative Writing, with secondary expertise in Literary Theory.
The successful candidate will teach two Creative Writing courses per year: a workshop-style course at the third-year level and an introductory course at the first- or second-year level. Teaching subject areas will include poetry, prose fiction, playwriting, and creative non-fiction, as well as one or more of the following:
- new media (eg., digital literature, multimedia texts)
- contemporary literary forms (eg., graphic novels, zines, spoken word, rap/hip-hop)
- literary approaches to contemporary popular culture (eg., digital cultural platforms and publishing, gaming, social media studies, popular music, performance art)
The successful candidate will also teach a third-year seminar in “Contemporary Literary and Critical Theory”—a required course for our Honours program in English—and be prepared to teach first- and second-year introductory surveys in literary analysis and history.
In their cover letters, candidates should describe their specific expertise profile in relation to their creative activity, research, and teaching backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a balance between teaching and research/creative activity, as Mount Allison places a high value on both, including the development of research opportunities for undergraduate students.
In place of a teaching portfolio, candidates should submit a ~1000-word teaching proposal that indicates how their teaching will engage multiple levels of undergraduate university students and address one or more of the following teaching approaches:
• interdisciplinary teaching practice
• Indigenous/ decolonized/ anti-racist teaching and learning
• experiential learning
• learning competencies and skills development
• creative practice/ research-creation pedagogies
Qualified candidates will have a PhD in English, either in hand or near completion. An MFA in Creative Writing is not required but would be a strong asset. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the teaching proposal described above to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further materials may be requested later in the search process. Review of applications will begin January 13, 2023.
Three letters of reference from academic referees should be sent directly from the referee to email@example.com . Application materials should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Creative Writing and Literary Theory.
Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.
Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.
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