Assistant Professor - Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Global Anglophone Literature

University of Toronto Mississauga - Department of English and Drama

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Global Anglophone Literatures. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2018.

All candidates with research and teaching expertise in twentieth-century and contemporary Anglophone world literatures will be considered, but we are most interested in applications from scholars with a specialization in one or more of the following areas - African literatures; South Asian Literatures; Asian and/or Pacific literatures; Arab Anglophone literatures; global Indigenous literatures; global and comparative modernisms; race, ethnicity, and new media.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Literature or a closely related field by the time of appointment, or soon thereafter and be prepared to teach a survey of twentieth-century Anglophone fiction in addition to courses in their field of specialization. Excellence in teaching and research is required. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching through documented teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates must also have a record of scholarly accomplishment including publications with highly ranked academic journals and presses and other evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by presentations at major conferences, fellowships or other research awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will also be a full member of the Graduate Department of English, which consists of faculty from the University’s three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. The department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching.

UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama and on the tri-campus Graduate Department of English, see http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/english-drama/ and http://www.english.utoronto.ca/

The sacred land on which the University of Toronto and UTM operate has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. It is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.

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), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact edassist.utm@utoronto.ca.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please submit attachments in PDF format only. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the following format: 

  1. Letter, CV, and research statement, and teaching dossier 
  2. Publications

The deadline for applications is Oct 31, 2017.

Applicants should also arrange for: at least three letters of reference to be sent directly by the referee via email (on official letterhead, signed and scanned) to edassist.utm@utoronto.ca and; graduate transcripts to the department by Oct 31, 2017. 

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. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.