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Tenure-Track Position: Asst Professor of British 19C/Victorian Literature & Culture at Acadia University (2/19/24)

Tenure-Track Position: Assistant Professor
British Nineteenth-Century/Victorian Literature and Culture
Faculty of Arts
Acadia University

Application Deadline: 19 February 2024

The Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in British Nineteenth-Century/Victorian Literature and Culture to begin 1 July 2024. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a strong program of scholarly research, participate through teaching, supervision, and program development in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, and contribute to the life of the university through service on campus committees.

Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory course in “Writing and Reading Critically,” as well as such upper-level courses as “Victorian Literature and Culture,” “Victorian Art and Aesthetics,” “Nineteenth-Century Fiction,” and “Nineteenth-Century Poetry,” each with a maximum enrolment of 32 students. In addition to seeking a new colleague to help secure foundational components of our program, we are eager to welcome someone who can enable renewal through their innovative commitment to a field that is being transformed in exciting ways. The successful applicant will participate in on-going curriculum renewal by updating existing courses and will have the opportunity to design new courses, including Honours and Graduate seminars.

Academic Qualifications
Qualified applicants will hold a PhD in English Literature or be very near completion of their degree.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted in a single PDF document to Faculty.Careers@AcadiaU.ca and should include the following:

  • position number, in the subject line of the submission email
  • cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi)

Candidates are also required to submit an online Employment Equity Self-Identification Form. The form, which includes a provision for not self-identifying, will be held in confidence, used only for employment equity purposes, and destroyed at the end of the selection process. Failure to submit a completed form by the closing date will result in the disqualification of a candidate’s application.

Finally, candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the chair of the selection committee, Dr. Jessica Slights, at English.theatre@AcadiaU.ca.

Please Note
Candidates should not submit student evaluations/student surveys or related data; any such information received will not be reviewed by the selection committee. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via email.

Acadia University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents shall be given priority. The University encourages applications from Indigenous people; African Canadians; African Nova Scotians; persons with disabilities; visible minorities; women; persons of any minority sexuality, gender identity or gender expression; and all intersections of these identities. Acadia embraces the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental in creating an expansive academic environment and champions diverse knowledge systems as pillars of academic excellence.

Closing Date
19 February 2024

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that considers an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact Dr. Jessica Slights at English.theatre@AcadiaU.ca.

About Acadia University
Acadia University is one of Canada’s premier primarily 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, internationally acclaimed restaurants, a healthy economy, and the best weather in the Atlantic region.

Acadia University acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik, and Peskotomuhkatiyik Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. These treaties did not imply or affirm the surrender or transfer of land to the British, but recognized Mi’kmaq title and set the rules for what was to be a long-standing relationship between nations. Acknowledging the land that we are on means that we are working towards decolonization across campus.

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