Department of English: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Academic Employment Opportunity #22-05

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: The deadline for applications is November 1, 2022.

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, 2023, subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates should have a completed PhD, or be close to completion, with expertise in Canadian fiction and research and teaching that takes an anti-racist, decolonial approach. Secondary expertise in gender and sexuality studies, young adult literature, Canadian drama, creative writing, Indigenous literature, or disability studies would also be welcome.

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 programs in English literature, drama, and creative writing as well as MA and PhD programs in literature, gender and sexuality in literature, and creative writing. One of the first universities to offer courses in Canadian literature, UNB is home to two journals: Studies in Canadian Literature/Etudes en litterature canadienne (SCL/ELC), a biannual, bilingual academic journal devoted to the study of Canadian literature in English and French, and The Fiddlehead (est. 1945), a regional magazine with an international reputation for publishing poetry, short fiction, and Canadian literature reviews.

The successful candidate will contribute to the department's teaching across all levels, from first-year to graduate courses, and will have the opportunity to develop courses in their field of expertise and to contribute to the department's ongoing inclusion and decolonization efforts across the curriculum.

Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter outlining their research and teaching interests and experience as they relate to the position, along with a curriculum vitae that includes the names of three referees and a sample of their scholarly work of no more than 30 pages (preferably in electronic format). Letters of reference and evidence of teaching effectiveness will be requested only from longlisted candidates. Applications should be addressed as follows:

Dr. Edith Snook, 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 November 1, 2022.

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.