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Assistant Professor, English

University of Northern British Columbia

Assistant Professor
Department of English
Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
Term (1 year), Full-time

Posting #FAENGL02-21 BW

The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, one-year term position in the Department of English at the rank of Assistant Professor, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2022. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching lower-division and upper-division courses for the department and possibly a cross-listed graduate level course depending on the applicant’s experience. Courses may include the following: one or two sections of ENGL 170 (Writing and Communication Skills course), ENGL 100 (Introduction to Literary Structures), ENGL 120 (Canadian Indigenous Literature), ENGL 320 (Indigenous Literature in Canada and the United States), ENGL 420/620 (Special Topics in Indigenous Literature), ENGL 471/671 (Creative Writing: Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction).

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD in English (or a related discipline) or an MFA and published creative work for applicants with a creative writing focus, and have a growing record of scholarly activity, as well as present evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence.

The UNBC Department of English recognizes that racism, white supremacy, anti-semitism, Islamophobia, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, and many other systemic barriers to learning and career progression unfortunately exist in academia. As such, we place high value on learning, teaching, research, and service that work to expose, record, and address equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) issues in our disciplines and communities. The department is committed to creating safe spaces for students who face systemic barriers.

The Department of English values diversity within its community; therefore, applications from scholars and creative writers who self-identify as First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous persons are particularly encouraged for this position. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.


About the University and its Community
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort St. John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. Our region is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our students and professors get to know one another. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s University Rankings, the only university of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top 4 per cent of higher education institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html . Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.


To Apply

Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, the names and addresses of three references (including telephone and email information), and the following form which can be found here: https://www2.unbc.ca/sites/default/files/sections/human-resources/form-statementofeligiblitytoworkincanada-fillablepdf.pdf quoting posting #FAENGL02-21 BW to:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

Email submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Dr. Karin Beeler – Chair, Department of English
Karin.beeler@unbc.ca
(250) 960-6640

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before January 7, 2022, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.