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Canadian Literature: Anglo-Canadian, Francophone, Indigenous, and Diaspora Literatures

The Department of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a three-year non-renewable appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Canadian Literature, with a specialization in Anglo-Canadian, Francophone, Indigenous and Diaspora literatures in relation to questions of sovereignty and national literary dialogue. Ability to work within and create alliances among each of these areas, including Indigenous, Quebecois and diaspora studies preferred. Appointment to begin 1 May 2019/immediately.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate level, as well as high quality scholarly publications with the potential for an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Experience designing and teaching courses in Indigenous literature and diaspora literature preferred. The successful candidate will also be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department and/or the broader Queen’s community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada.”  Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent residency status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • A current curriculum vitae (including a list of publications);
  • A statement of research interests;
  • A statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available).

Letters of reference should not be sent until requested. These will be requested only should the committee decide to short list the applicant. The deadline for applications is 7 February, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Shelley King at, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Shelley King
Professor and Head
Department of English Language and Literature
John Watson Hall /49 Bader Lane Queen’s University /Kingston, Ontario / CANADA, K7L 3N6

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 during the interview process, please contact: Karen Donnelly, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, email address: or phone 613-533-6000 ext 74445.

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