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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions in Canadian Lit (beginning in 2015)[]

York University (Ontario) - Assistant/Associate Professor in Canadian Literature[]

Applications are invited for a tenure-track open rank appointment in Canadian Literature in the Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, commencing July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval. Research specialization within the field is open, and we are particularly interested in candidates producing ground-breaking, transformative, theoretically-rich scholarship within and across periods, genres, and regions. Interests might include some combination of the following: Aboriginal, Québécois, or multiethnic literatures; 19th-century Canadian writing; critical theory or cultural studies; drama; or literary history. Candidates with strong interdisciplinary commitments are also encouraged to apply. Capacity to engage with francophone texts is an asset. Inspiring and outstanding scholars at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in English Literature with specialization in Canadian Literature, a dynamic, substantial, and ongoing research portfolio and an innovative scholarly profile appropriate to appointment at a senior level or suited to accelerated tenure and promotion within the advertised field, and a track record of experience and demonstrable excellence in university teaching. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Canadian Literature at all levels, contribute to curricular development in her/his area of specialization, and participate actively in the graduate program. The successful candidate shall be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Home to the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University has long been a leader in the field. The Department of English is committed to invigorating and expanding its traditional commitments to cutting-edge research and pedagogical excellence in Canadian Literature.

The start date for this position is July 1, 2015. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. The deadline for applications is December 11, 2014. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a sample of the applicant's written work (no longer than 25pp.) and arrange for three signed letters of reference to be sent or electronically transmitted directly to: Professor Jonathan Warren, Chair, Department of English, 208 Stong College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada

MLA JIL 10/10/14

Deadline: Dec. 11

Acknowledgment received: Feb. 9 (x 2), 15

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NOTES: Any movement on this one?

I've not seen any, but wasn't expecting to, either. :) x2