Contract or Sessional Job Postings

Job: English Literature – 10-month LTA, Dalhousie University (Deadline: 21 April 2023)

The Department of English at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 100%, limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be tenable for a ten-month term (1 August 2023 to 31 May 2024), and the successful applicant will teach three undergraduate courses in each of the fall and winter semesters.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in English by the date of the appointment. Experience teaching academic writing to students in health-related fields (e.g., nursing, kinesiology) at the university level is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching or research experience in genre fiction (e.g., gothic, children’s literature, science fiction). The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Interviews will be conducted via teleconference, and will be scheduled as soon as possible after the application deadline.

Complete applications should include a resume, cover letter, teaching and research statements, teaching dossier, and list of three referees.

The deadline for applications is April 21, 2023. All applications are to be submitted online by clicking here.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive univeristy offering more than 180 degree programs in 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged into upwards of twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees.

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