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Job Opening: Assistant Professor in Transatlantic Literature 1600-1900, U. of Calgary (Canada; 11/20/2015; 7/1/2016)

u of calgaryAssistant Professor in Transatlantic Literature 1600-1900, Department of English, Faculty of Arts

Location: University of Calgary, Main Campus

Position Description

The Faculty of Arts Department of English at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Transatlantic Literature 1600 - 1900.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

The University seeking candidates who will establish and maintain an active research program with the ability to secure external research funding; produce high impact research and scholarship in their area of specialization; teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of English; and engage in meaningful service activities within the department, faculty, university and community.

The successful applicant will have a completed (or nearly completed) PhD in English or a closely related discipline, and a demonstrated scholarly record and expertise in Transatlantic Literature 1600-1900. The University is particularly interested in candidates with secondary research and teaching strengths in early Canadian Literature, British Literature pre-19C, North American Indigenous Literature, and/or African Diasporic Literature. In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, excellence in both research and teaching through such measures as peer-reviewed publications, a track-record of successful grant applications, and course development and teaching effectiveness.

The Department of English is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. The Department values interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourages collaboration. The Department has thriving MA and PhD programs, and significant expertise and recognized strengths in historical literary periods, archival and book history, postcolonial literature, creative writing, new media and digital humanities, among other areas. For more information about the Department of English, please visit https://english.ucalgary.ca/.

Applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, one refereed publication, and evidence of teaching excellence such as a statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and examples of course development. Each applicant should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded to howe@ucalgary.ca.

Deadline: November 20, 2015


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