The Department of English in the College of Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Decolonizing, Transnational, and Diasporic Literatures, at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 1, 2023. To view this posting online, please click here.
The successful candidate will have a record of research success in transnational, diasporic, and/or decolonizing literatures and their social, cultural, and political contexts and a well-developed, ongoing research program. Specialization in additional areas of our programming, such as Digital and Media Studies or Creative Writing, would be an asset. The successful candidate will contribute to all areas of our graduate and undergraduate programming, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the period as well as introductory literature and composition courses, and participate in the administrative work of the Department, College, and University.
The Department of English is strongly committed to research activity and to teaching excellence at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department’s nineteen permanent faculty members provide education in literatures from a variety of historical periods and geographical locations. Areas of concentration include Indigenous Literatures, Digital Studies, Modernist Studies, Canadian Literatures, Creative Writing, and Cultural Studies.
The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. There are approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College, and 296 faculty members, including 10 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international opportunities.
The University of Saskatchewan, situated in Treaty 6 territory and the Métis homeland, is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly and artistic work, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.
The completion or near completion of a PhD is required, as is demonstrated ability in teaching, research, and publication. A record of successful teaching and mentoring of Indigenous students will be considered an asset. In accordance with Department, College, and University commitments to increasing Indigenous participation in all aspects and levels of activities, Indigenous applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Information about the department can be found on our website: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/english/
Salary band and Benefits (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023):
Assistant Professor: $99,945 to $120,099 This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan, a pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program. This position is open to all candidates, but we strongly encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.
Interested candidates should submit, via email, a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research dossier, and sample of written or published work, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:
Brent Nelson, Head
Department of English, College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5 Canada
Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.
Review of applications will begin 29 March 2023; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is 1 July 2023.
Status: Tenure Track
Employment Group: USFA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Posted Date: 2/27/2023
Closing Date: Until Filled
Please review the University of Saskatchewan’s health and safety requirements for faculty, staff and students in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.
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