Employment - Assistant Professor, English

Assistant Professor, English

Cape Breton University

Full-Time Permanent


The Department of Literature, Folklore, and the Arts in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at CBU invites applications for a tenure-track position in English at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will commence July 1st, 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to providing students with an exceptional first-year English experience. The successful candidate will regularly teach courses at the 1000-level, with a standard course loading of 2-3. Special attention will be paid to candidates with insight into the first-year experience of Indigenous, Black, and/or international students. Evidence of innovative forms of pedagogy will also be highly rated. The search committee will rank very highly candidates who focus on equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization.
The successful candidate will be required to participate fully in the collegial life of the university by accepting departmental administrative duties and participating on university-wide committees and governance bodies. In particular, the successful candidate will assist in ongoing development and management of a cohesive, writing-centred program within the Department.
The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

Candidates must have academic expertise in rhetoric and composition pedagogy, with demonstrated teaching ability in writing. Secondary expertise in literary theory, digital narrative (e.g. film studies, game studies), and/or popular culture (e.g. speculative fiction, children’s fiction) will be considered an asset. Candidates should have an active research record, as demonstrated through conference presentations, academic publications or artistic creations, successful grant applications, and/or evidence of community-engaged research.

Candidates should have a relevant PhD. Candidates who are in the later stages of their PhD may be considered with the successful completion of the PhD being a condition of employment.

How To Apply

Cape Breton University will be accepting applications for this opportunity via their Human Resource Information System (HRIS), or other external site. Please follow the link and the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Cape Breton University
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Experience Required
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To be Determined
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Posted on
May 11th 2023
June 9th 2023