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Assistant Professor in Children’s Literature

Acadia University

Faculty of Arts
Department of English and Theatre
Contractually-Limited-Term Position
Position # 10408CLT

The Department of English and Theatre invites applications for a 9.5-month contractually limited position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Children’s Literature to begin 1 August 2020. The successful candidate will teach an upper-level course in Children’s Literature, as well as courses in introductory English, and will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life and service work of the department. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses using synchronous and asynchronous on-line and/or remote delivery platforms.

Applicants should have a PhD in English, university teaching experience, and a demonstrated commitment to scholarship. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and course evaluations), and writing sample. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

All application materials should be directed to Dr. Jessica Slights, Acting Head, Department of English and Theatre, Acadia University at

To learn more about our Department, please visit

Closing Date: 7 June 2020

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Acadia University is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Applicants are invited to submit a voluntary online self-identification form (Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form). Information provided on these forms may only be used for employment equity purposes. Only candidates who have submitted a self-identification form can be considered as members of designated groups during the selection process. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact: Dr. Jessica Slights at