Assistant Professor in African American, African Canadian Literatures

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Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Department: Department of English

 

Position description

The Department of English at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in African-Canadian and/or African-American Literatures. We welcome candidates who specialize in Black diasporic, transnational, and global Black literatures, cultures, and media.  We likewise welcome applications from candidates across the full disciplinary range of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches.

 

The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The appointment begins 1 August 2022. Inquiries about this position can be sent to trevor.ponech@mcgill.ca.  Information about the Department, its programs, and courses may be found at www.mcgill.ca/english/.

 

This position is part of a multi-year interdisciplinary initiative designed to strengthen and support research innovation and excellence in African and Black Studies at McGill, while simultaneously addressing the under-representation of Black faculty in the tenure stream, as laid out in the University Action Plans to Address Anti-Black Racism 2020-2025.

  

Job Duties

McGill University’s Department of English brings together three related areas of study--Literature, Cultural Studies, and Drama and Theatre--and promotes research and teaching across specialist boundaries. The successful candidate will develop a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in keeping with the Department’s interdisciplinary foci. The teaching assignment is 4 courses (12 credits) per academic year.

 

Qualifications and Education requirements

Applicants must have a PhD in hand or be very near completion. Knowledge of French and some teaching experience are assets for this position. Evidence of scholarly promise is a major consideration.

 

JOB DETAILS

 

Job Type: Tenure-track

Rank: Assistant Professor

Job Status: Full-Time

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application deadline: Applications received prior to November 15, 2021 will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications must be submitted online to:


https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/mcgill_careers/job/Arts-Building/ENGL---Assistant-Professor---African-American--African-Canadian-Literatures_JR0000016018

 

The following supporting documents are required:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief research statement (1-2 pages)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. 

 

Application materials should be addressed to Professor Trevor Ponech, Chair, Department of English.

 

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.


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