Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Early Modern/Renaissance Literature

ART English & Film Studies
Competition No. - A107351800
Closing Date - Jan 11, 2024
This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).
Location - North Campus Edmonton. This role is in person.
Position Summary
The Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Early Modern/Renaissance Literature at the level of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.
Candidates should demonstrate an active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the field of Early  Modern/Renaissance literatures and cultures. Applicants must have a PhD in English or a closely related (or relevant) field. ABD will be considered if there is solid indication that PhD will be completed by
the start date of the appointment. Applicants are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research leading to
publication, effective teaching, graduate supervision, and service.
We encourage applications from scholars whose research complements existing departmental strengths in any of the following areas: book history, cultural studies, Indigenous writing, empire/postcolonial studies, Black studies, film studies, gender and/or sexuality studies, or critical theory. Our department is committed to developing research areas, including: children’s literature and YA, disability studies, environmental
studies, and digital cultures: we welcome applications with secondary strengths in these areas.
Teaching: 4 courses per year. Usual research and service duties. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales:

The Department/Faculty/University
Located on the traditional territory of Treaty Six and Region 4 of the Métis Nation of Alberta, the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta has a more than 100-year history of research and teaching, and we are excited to have a new colleague join us. We are committed to mentoring and supporting new faculty from diverse backgrounds to help them become the best researchers and teachers
they can be. For more information about the Department of English and Film Studies, see

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University is home to a diverse and welcoming community of over 1,300 Indigenous students from various Nations and communities; 4.2% of undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts self-identify as Indigenous.
In 2022, the University's Indigenous Strategic Plan was implemented, reflecting an important step in our institution’s commitment to reconciliation in post-secondary education and research, addressing the historical legacy of the residential school system and Canada’s colonial history in a meaningful and lasting way. The University's principles and actions and its EDI Strategic Plan are underpinned by respect for the dignity, rights, and full participation of all those who live, work, and
learn within the university. This is underscored by the Faculty of Arts commitment to fostering a welcoming, equitable, and antiracist working through deliberate actions to address structural oppression and racism.
How to Apply
To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and
submit the following:
 Letter of Application
 Curriculum Vitae (CV)
 Teaching Dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of, or potential for teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations, sample syllabi, etc.). (Attach under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests")
 An EDI (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) statement about the importance of EDI to your teaching and research.
 A sample of recent, ongoing research or creative activity. (Attach as one
document, including URLs as relevant, under “List of Publications”)
To ensure full consideration, all supporting materials should be received by November 23, 2023. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until January 11, 2024. Letters of reference and a one-page research statement will only be requested for selected candidates. Referees should be prepared to send their letters in
December, 2023.
Specific questions about this position can be addressed to Julie Rak, Interim Chair, Department of English and Film Studies, at
As part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, the university must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians and permanent residents before offering a job to a temporary foreign worker. To ensure we remain in compliance with these regulations, please include the appropriate statement in your application "I am a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident" or "I am not a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident"

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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