Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor in Canadian Literature York University, Department of English Canada

Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Canadian Literature

Home Faculty: Glendon College

Home Department/Area/Division: English

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Department of English, Glendon College, York University invites applications for a tenure-track professorial stream appointment in Canadian Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University academic appointments are subject to budgetary approval.


A completed Ph.D. in English Literature is required, with a field specialization in Canadian Literature. Qualified applicants must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research and publication and service. Applicants should have an ongoing program of research in one or more of the following areas: Canadian Literature and/or Postcolonial Theory and Literatures. We are particularly interested in scholars whose profiles include cultural identity and nationhood, broadly defined, as a research focus.


Qualified applicants must also demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching. Teaching experience in Modernism (particularly British and American) and/or introductory level courses will be considered an asset. The position will involve teaching and supervision at the graduate level. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred


Given Glendon’s bilingual mandate, the successful candidate must also be able to participate actively in College-wide committee work in French as well as English.


York University’s bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario’s Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. Glendon comprises about 2700 students on a scenic campus in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Toronto. Glendon is committed to high-quality teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts and offers a unique undergraduate academic experience for students within one of Canada’s largest research universities. For information about Glendon and its programs, please consult the Faculty webpage at http://www.glendon.yorku.ca/.


York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the 'Affirmative Action' tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.


The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2018. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference (at least one of which should address teaching) should be sent to: Professor Igor Djordjevic, Chair, Department of English, Glendon College, York University, 2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M6 or ENsearch2018@glendon.yorku.ca

Posting End Date: November 15, 2018

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