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Job: English, Media & Writing – Limited-Term Faculty Position, Laurentian University (Deadline: 15 September 2023)

The School of Liberal Arts in the Faculty of Arts at Laurentian University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a twelve-month limited term faculty position with a five-course (or fifteen credit) teaching workload at the rank of Assistant Professor in the English Literature, Media, and Writing Program with specialization in Critical Theory and Contemporary Literature in English. The preferred start date is January 1, 2024. There is a possibility of a 4-month extension to April 30, 2025.

Candidates must have completed a PhD degree by the start date of the appointment, and relevant experience can be an asset. The successful candidate will have the following essential qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in English studies with expertise in Critical Theory and Contemporary Literature in English
  • The ability to teach upper-year courses in these areas as well as contribute to the program’s first-year courses in Writing and English Studies and/or Creative Writing
  • During the January to April 2024 semester, the successful candidate will teach the ELMW program’s core course ENGL-3057 Introduction to Critical Theories as well as ENGL-3396 Seminar in Contemporary Life Writing and ENGL-3596 Seminar in Contemporary Media. Courses for the fall 2024 semester will be determined based on program needs as well as the candidate’s particular areas of expertise and interest
  • Have active knowledge of both official languages (functional bilingualism) or receptive bilingualism (passive comprehension of the French language)
  • Evidence of the ability to effectively teach at the undergraduate level with a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence, promoting a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment, and advancing Laurentian University’s bilingual and tricultural mandates
  • Evidence of very good research and scholarship
  • Commitment to promoting a diverse, inclusive and vibrant academic and work environment.

In addition to active engagement and participation in teaching and research, the successful candidate will be expected to have an on-campus presenceand contribute through service to the School, Faculty, University, and broader community.

A dynamic bilingual and tricultural community can be found at Laurentian University’s School of Liberal Arts. Our research and our teaching in matters of culture, creativity, history, law, language, literature and thought contribute to transformative understandings that have an impact in the region, across the country, and around the world.

Laurentian University, located on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek territory in Sudbury, Ontario, serves over 8000 students and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its bilingual, tri cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country and hiking trails while situated in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern

Ontario’s major urban centre (population 170,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, SNOLAB, Health Sciences North and multiple post-secondary institutions.

Application Requirements

A complete application includes the following:

  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements about citizenship/resident status specified below)
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  • A statement of current and prospective teaching experience and interests
  • A statement of current and prospective research interests
  • The names and contact information for three academic references.

The application package, inclusive of all documents, should be submitted electronically as single PDF file to:

Office of Provost and Vice-President Academic at with the following subject line: Application for faculty position in ELMW. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2023 or until the position is filled.

Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community committed to employment equity. Applications are encouraged from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University’s bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. ( The successful candidate will be part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are encouraged to consult the Collective Agreement at

Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic for more information (

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” in their cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

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