Tenure-Track position - Black Anglophone Literature

The Department of English and Cultural Studies in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan invites applications for a full-time position in Black Anglophone Literature. We are looking to appoint someone at the rank of Assistant Professor tenure-track.  Appointment to begin July 1, 2021.

Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. or equivalent (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in English or a closely related field. Applicants must have an active scholarly profile and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service, and to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: Black transatlantic studies; Black Indigenous literatures; relevant national literatures (e.g., Caribbean, African, American, and/or Canadian); concepts of place and location; early modern literature; 18th-century literature; modernism; speculative fiction; electronic literature; Afro-futurism; environmental literatures; and life-writing.

Applications to this position must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Teaching portfolio

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the below deadline, via email to recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca with the subject line “Black Anglophone Literature".

Informal inquiries may be made to Micahel Treschow, Head, Department of English and Cultural Studies at michael.treschow@ubc.ca.

Additional information about the UBC Department of English and Cultural Studies may be found at https://fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/deans-office-departments/english-cultural-studies/

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