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 is a full-time position commencing by September 2023. While all eligible candidates are invited to apply, the committee will prioritize scholars who identify as Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Colour.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to providing students with an exceptional first-year English experience and to providing engaging instruction in literary history. 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 participate fully in the collegial life of the university by accepting departmental administrative duties and participating on university-wide committees and governance bodies.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

Candidates must have academic expertise in Romantic or Victorian literature, with the ability to teach across genres in both periods. Candidates should have an active research record in Romantic and/or Victorian literature, as demonstrated through conference presentations, academic publications or artistic creations, successful grant applications, and/or evidence of community-engaged research. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to teach in their secondary areas of expertise; we encourage candidates to discuss their secondary areas of interest in their applications.

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 12th 2023
July 1st 2023