University of Lethbridge Tenure Track job: Postcolonial or Modernism, DH welcome (Deadline April 15)

The Department of English at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin 1 July 2014, subject to budgetary approval. The position is in the area of Twentieth-Century Literature with specialization in either Post-Colonial Literature or Modernism.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. at or near completion and teaching experience at the university level. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated considerable potential for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. New faculty members are eligible to apply for university funding in support of research and scholarly activities.

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

The Department of English is a dynamic unit committed to excellence in research and teaching with faculty members who represent a wide range of disciplinary interests.  Members of the department are involved in collaborative and interdisciplinary research initiatives within the University of Lethbridge and beyond.  The university houses the Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS), the Centre for Oral History and Tradition (COHT), and a new centre in Digital Humanities is currently under development.  The University of Lethbridge is the home of Global Outlook::Digital Humanities (globaloutlookdh.org) and the editorial offices of the scholarly journal Digital Studies/Le champ numérique. Students have the opportunity to have their writing published in the university’s Whetstone magazine and to participate in two annual student writing competitions.  The department is dedicated to ensuring the continued quality of its strong undergraduate program and its emerging graduate program.

Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate that is agreeably mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University has an enrollment of over 8,000 students from around the world. Our student body has grown by 50 percent in the last 10 years, phenomenal growth among institutions in Canada. Despite this growth, we have remained true to who we are – student-focused, research-intensive, and grounded in liberal education. For more information about the University, please visit our web site at www.uleth.ca.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, transcripts, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, publication reprints or preprints, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of reference. Send this material and arrange for letters to be mailed directly to:           
                             
Dr. Adam Carter, Chair
Department of English
The University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4
Canada

Telephone: (403) 380-1894
Fax:  (403) 382-7191
Email: bev.garnett@uleth.ca

Consideration of completed applications will begin by April 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  

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