The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

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 Indigenous Literature and Culture.

What you'll need


In addition to holding a Ph.D. and having a demonstrated record of research and teaching effectiveness, the successful candidate will have a strong background in Indigenous knowledge and methodologies, including the qualification of lived experience, and will demonstrate a commitment to working with Indigenous communities. Lived experience of Indigenous identity will be considered an asset. It is expected that the successful candidate will establish a rigorous research program in the field and contribute an appropriate level of service to the department, faculty, university, and community.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Indigenous Professors Research University Teaching

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

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Are you interested?

Work With Us

The Faculty of Arts is particularly interested in scholars with creative approaches to undergraduate and graduate 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:

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). Saint Mary's University is committed to principles of employment equity.

This competition will remain open until the position is filled. The Department will start reviewing applications on 4 September 2020 and it will continue reviewing them until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly 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, 923 Robie St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada.

Saint Mary's University is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People. It is the province's second largest university with a rich 215-year history. 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. It 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