Assistant Professor of English (Tenure-track)

St. Mary’s University is excited to be hiring an Assistant Professor with a broad background in literature to support its 3 and 4-year English degrees. As a small, undergraduate program, we need an effective, versatile teacher able to teach senior-level survey and topic courses in early modern and/or long 18th C literature, as well as our first-year core sequence (Middle Ages to the present). We are open to diverse research specializations including, but not limited to, relevant period expertises; other welcome (sub)specialties might include, for example, Indigenous or other BIPOC literatures; drama or other genre studies; post-colonial studies; creative writing. The successful candidate will be hired into the research-teaching-service stream (3/3 teaching load) or the teaching-service stream (4/4 teaching load).

START DATE: July 1st, 2023

St. Mary’s offers both research-teaching-service stream (3/3 teaching load) and teaching-service stream (4/4 teaching load) appointments, which may be negotiated by the successful candidate.
For a list of our current course descriptions, please see:
For a Statement of Educational Philosophy, please see:
For our current Collective Agreement, please see:

• Instruct and assess students in assigned courses, in accordance with course descriptions
• Update and improve courses
• Maintain excellent communication with students and colleagues
• Supervise students in their senior projects (English 401)
• Participate, contribute, and show initiative in program development
• Engage in university committee work and governance
• Advance research (research-teaching-service stream only)

• PhD in Literature (must have by date of appointment)
• Previous teaching experience
• Record of research and publication or strong potential (research-teaching-service stream only)

St. Mary's University offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits program. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The collective agreement can be found online at

All applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including the letters from three referees, a brief teaching statement with attached examples of syllabi and teaching evaluations, and a scholarly writing sample directly via email to in word or pdf format, with the Subject Line: “English Tenure-Track Position” by end of day on December 15th, 2022.

St. Mary’s University is an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in the Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education. St. Mary’s is founded on the Catholic intellectual tradition and celebrates over 30 years as an educational institution.

Located on the ancestral territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, and, Piikani First Nations), the Tsuut’ina and Iyarhe Nakoda Nations, as well as the Metis Nation, Region 3, our students are inspired to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has over 1000 full- and part-time students, 150 full- and part-time faculty and staff, and an average class size of 25. The university has grown by over 50% in the last seven years alone.

St. Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit, is committed to employment equity, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. However, we especially seek applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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