Employment Opportunities

Faculty Member, English
Assistant Professor in
Indigenous Literatures and Storytelling


The Department of English in the College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a one-year appointment in Indigenous literatures and storytelling in Canada at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will teach existing classes in the area of Indigenous literatures and storytelling in Canada, as well as introductory literature and composition courses, including in the College’s Aboriginal Student Achievement Program for first-year students. The position will also entail participating in other aspects of the work of the Department.

The Department of English is strongly committed to research activity and to teaching excellence at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department’s 24 permanent faculty members provide education in literatures from a variety of historical time periods and geographical locations. Areas of concentration include Indigenous Literatures, Digital Studies, Modernist Studies, Canadian Literature, and Cultural Studies.

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the fine arts, the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 295 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, scholarly and artistic work, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan, situated in Treaty 6 territory and the Métis homeland, is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly and artistic work, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.


The completion or near completion of a PhD is required, as is demonstrated ability in teaching, research, and publication. A record of successful teaching of Indigenous students will be considered an asset. In accordance with Department, College, and University commitments to increasing Indigenous participation in all aspects and levels of activities, qualified Indigenous applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Information about the department can be found on our website: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/english/

Salary band and Benefits (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017):

Assistant Professor: $93,293 (floor) to $112,109 (ceiling)

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health, and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates should submit, via email, a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and sample of written or published work, and should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Professor Wendy Roy, Head

Department of English
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5 Canada

Review of applications will begin April 24, 2018; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.