Associate Professor - Postcolonial and World Literature

University of Toronto - Department of English

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: English
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Aug 25, 2016
Job Closing: Oct. 31, 2016, 11:59 EST

The Department of English at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Postcolonial and World Literature, with a primary emphasis on South Asian Literature. Ideally, the candidate will also have research and teaching interests in Global Anglophone Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will begin on July 1, 2017.

Applicants must have a PhD in English or appropriate field and an established international reputation based on a record of scholarly excellence appropriate to their career stage. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, excellent teaching evaluations, strong endorsements from referees, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research should be demonstrated by publications in leading presses and in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, strong endorsements by referees of high international standing, and a strong research dossier submitted as part of the application.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. As indicated above, candidates must display evidence of excellence in these areas.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), research dossier (including a statement outlining current and future research interests), and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact . All application materials should be submitted online by the closing date of October 31, 2016.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters on letterhead directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date, October 31, 2016.
For more information about the Department of English, please visit

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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