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The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent

The Department of English Language and Literature at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Creative Writing.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to one or more of the areas of poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction, and spoken word; and to expand and develop our Creative Writing program.

What you'll need

Qualifications

 The successful applicant will hold a PhD, or an MA/MFA, and have demonstrated professional standing through a body of published creative work. The department is particularly interested in applicants from under-represented groups, as defined below. The department sees creative writing as a complementary part of the study of literature. The standard teaching load in the Department is 3-2. The appointment will begin on 1 July 2019.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Creative Writing Professors Research University Teaching

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Saint Mary's University is committed to principles of employment equity. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlined in the Saint Mary's University Collective Agreement.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of recent creative writing, graduate school transcripts, and names and contact information of three referees to: Dr. Goran Stanivukovic, Chairperson, Department of English Language and Literature, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, 923 Robie Street, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3, Canada. Electronic applications will not be considered. For more information about this position, contact Dr. Goran Stanivukovic, Chair, (goran.stanivukovic@smu.ca) or Dr. Alexander MacLeod (alexander.macleod@smu.ca).

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2018.

The Faculty of Arts is particularly interested in scholars with creative approaches to undergraduate education whose teaching in the Department can also contribute to its interdisciplinary programs. Applicants are encouraged to consult faculty web pages to determine how, as potential hires, they might enrich our intellectual community. http://www.smu.ca/academics/departments/english.html

Saint Mary's is a public university of about 7200 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Mary's University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to major urban centres in Canada and Northeastern United States. Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. The University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Visit our website at http://www.smu.ca

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