Department of English: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Academic Employment Opportunity #21-01

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: October 1, 2021

The Department of English at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a Tenure-Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence on July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates should have a completed PhD, or be close to completion, with research and teaching interests in Gender and Sexuality Studies and any period(s) of British literature since 1850; they should have an interest in the intersections of race, class, age, and/or disability with gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, trans studies, and/or feminist theory. Candidates with a record of achievement in colonial/postcolonial literatures, drama production, or creative writing may be given special consideration.

A small, research-intensive department with a reputation for high-quality teaching located on unceded Wolastoqey lands in New Brunswick's capital city, UNB's Department of English offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in English literature and creative writing. This position will be integral to a new Gender and Sexuality in Literature stream being introduced this year to our academic PhD and MA programs, and the successful candidate will be expected to help develop and teach a core theory course in this stream as well as British literature courses at all levels.

Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. Interested individuals should ask three referees to send letters of reference and should themselves send a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, and a sample of their scholarly work of no more than 30 pages (preferably in electronic format) to:

Dr. John C. Ball, Chair
Department of English
Room #247, Carleton Hall
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.