Employment Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Professor, English
Indigenous Literatures and Storytelling

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 The Department of English in the College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Indigenous Literatures and Storytelling at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to begin July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be productively engaged in ongoing research focusing on Indigenous literatures and/or storytelling in North America, and will have a record of research success and a well-developed research project. The faculty member will teach existing undergraduate and graduate courses in the area, including ENG 242 Indigenous Storytelling of the Prairies, ENG 335 The Emergence of Indigenous Literature in Canada, and ENG 338 Contemporary North American Indigenous Literatures, and will help to develop new courses and programs. They will also teach introductory literature and composition courses, including in the College’s Aboriginal Student Achievement Program for first-year students, and will mentor and supervise graduate students in Indigenous literatures and storytelling and related areas of research. In addition, the candidate will participate in the administrative work of the Department, College, and University.

The Department of English is strongly committed to research activity and to teaching excellence at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department’s 22 permanent faculty members provide education in literatures from a variety of historical periods and geographical locations. Areas of concentration include Indigenous Literatures, Digital Studies, Modernist Studies, Canadian Literatures, and Cultural Studies.

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College, and 312 faculty members, including seven Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, 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.

Qualifications:

The completion or near completion of a PhD is required, as is demonstrated ability in teaching, research, and publication. A record of successful teaching and mentoring 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, 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:

Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; and Professor $130,925 to $152,877. We expect to appoint at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

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 and research dossier, and sample of written or published work, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Professor Wendy Roy, Head
english.department@usask.ca

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

Review of applications will begin Nov. 16, 2018; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

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.

Please check the University of Saskatchewan Careers page at https://careers.usask.ca for sessional postings.