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Announcement: Victorian Literature Assistant Professor Position at Acadia University (8/1/22)

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Arts
Department of English and Theatre
Acadia University

Start Date: August 1, 2022

Application Closing Date: June 10, 2022

Position #10416 – The Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University seeks applications for a 9.5-month contractually limited position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture to begin August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will teach two upper-level courses, one in Victorian Culture and the other in Nineteenth-Century fiction, as well as three courses in introductory English literature, and will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life and service work of the department.

Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD in English, university teaching experience, and a demonstrated commitment to innovative scholarship and pedagogy. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and course evaluations), and a writing sample. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference emailed separately to the email address below.

Note: Candidates should be prepared to potentially teach these courses using synchronous and asynchronous online and/or remote delivery platforms if that becomes necessary.

Please direct your complete application as a single PDF to:

Dr. Anne Quéma
Head, Department of English and Theatre
Acadia University

Location and Workplace Environment: Acadia University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq nation. Acadia University is recognized as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate institutions. Academic innovation and a technology rich teaching and learning environment have garnered the university a reputation for excellence. Our progressive workplace is located only one hour from Halifax in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley – a small-town setting offering an affordable lifestyle, outstanding recreational opportunities, a healthy economy, and the best weather in the Atlantic Provinces.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, Page 2 of 2 African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact: Department Administrative Assistant Leanna McDonald leanna.mcdonald@acadiau.ca

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