Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Early Modern/Renaissance Literature)
Mount Saint Vincent University
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The Department of English is currently seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing 1 July 2024.
The English Department at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Early Modern/Renaissance Literature, with an emphasis on Shakespeare, at the Assistant Professor level starting 1 July 2024. We are especially interested in scholarship that emphasizes global, Indigenous, and/or critical race studies, gender and sexuality, and/or adaptation in relation to the literature of the period.
The successful applicant will be able to teach courses relating to the Early Modern period and Shakespeare in particular. The ability to teach drama more broadly, for example contemporary drama, is also desirable. Candidates are encouraged to describe other, secondary areas of teaching and research interest. Documented experience and expertise in teaching undergraduate courses at all levels are assets.
Applicants should have a PhD or PhD near completion in a relevant field. For this position, the department especially seeks candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or as Persons of Colour.
The English Department has a dynamic undergraduate program and a strong record of excellence in teaching and research. The duties of the successful applicant will include teaching a range of literature and/or writing courses at all levels as part of a regular teaching load, maintaining an active scholarly/professional program, and participating in collegial service.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi), statement of current and future research interests, and contact information for three referees.
The department will begin considering applications on 15 December 2023. All qualified candidates, including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply, and the department especially encourages those who identify as Indigenous, Black, or Persons of Colour to apply. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement (please visit www.msvufa.ca). All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.
Send applications by email to:
Dr. Diane Piccitto (she/her)
Chair and Associate Professor
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
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