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Job: English Literature – Without Term Lecturer, University of Saskatchewan, 2 positions (Application Review Begins: 31 May 2023)

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for two University without term Lecturer positions, to begin August 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will be a specialist in undergraduate instruction focused on the first-year level and will teach courses in Literature and Composition, including large classes that involve leading and mentoring graduate teaching assistants. Ability to teach first-year Creative Writing and/or a record of successful teaching and mentoring of Indigenous students will be considered assets. A University Lecturer in the Department of English will normally teach 21 to 24 credit units (7 or 8 courses) per year. They may also serve on graduate committees and will contribute to the administrative work of the Department.

The Department of English is strongly committed to research activity and to teaching excellence at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department’s 19 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, 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’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan 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 activities and offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 26,000.


PhD is required, with demonstrated ability in teaching. 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:

Salary band and Benefits (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023): Lecturer: $83,150 to 123,458

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health, and extended vision care plan; 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.

Interested candidates should submit, via email, a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier of no more than twenty pages, 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

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 on 31 May 2023; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is 1 August 2023

Status: Without Term

Employment Group: USFA

Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0

Posted Date: 4/24/2023

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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