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Limited-Term Contract in English (Sault Ste. Marie)

Algoma University

WRITING --- DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, ALGOMA UNIVERSITY - SAULT STE. MARIE CAMPUS

Algoma University (www.algomau.ca) has a Special Mission to be a teaching-oriented university that provides programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and professional programs, primarily at the undergraduate level. We have a particular focus on the needs of Northern Ontario, and a Special Mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Indigenous communities and other communities, in keeping with the history of Algoma University and its geographic site. With campuses in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins, Algoma University offers students, faculty, administrators, and staff the opportunity to live, learn, study, and work together in a diverse environment.

The Department of English offers courses in all genres – drama, fiction, poetry, and prose – and in Academic Writing, Creative Writing, and Creative Nonfiction. Our faculty have expertise across a range of Canadian, British, American, and postcolonial literatures, and a long-standing commitment to the study of writers and thinkers from around the world who reflect and shape the cultural histories of the people of the English-speaking world. Our program is highly personalized, and we invite and expect students to ask questions and share ideas during seminar discussions and lectures. Students discover modes of thought and methods of investigation that not only enrich the reading and understanding of language and literature, but are applicable to various disciplines.

Algoma University invites applications for a 3-year contractually-limited term appointment in Writing at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of English, at its Sault Ste. Marie campus, commencing January 1, 2022, or as negotiated. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Academic Writing: Fundamentals, as well as other writing courses, and to work with other members of the department to further develop our writing program.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in English, Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely related field; expertise in writing pedagogy; experience teaching first-year academic writing at the post-secondary level; a record of teaching excellence; and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. Expertise and experience in any of the following areas is a plus: editing, writing for the web and social media, digital storytelling, creative writing, writing about science. We are seeking a candidate with expertise and experience in teaching the fundamentals of academic writing to both first-language and second-language speakers of English. The ability to teach also in a pre-1800 field of literature would be an asset.

Candidates should submit:
a letter of application
a current CV
details of research and teaching interests (up to two single-spaced pages)
a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of peer and/or student evaluations)
the names, contact information and relationship of five referees (one of whom should be the most recent immediate supervisor)

Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a relevant 15-25 page writing sample.

Candidates must submit their application electronically to: Dr. István Imre, Acting Academic Dean, via facultyapps@algomau.ca. Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file, with a file name that identifies the applicant. Applications received by 4 pm EDT, November 9, 2021 will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from equity-seeking groups (Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQQIP2SA+ persons) who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. The successful candidate will be required to provide a Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) as a condition of employment. Applicants are advised that Algoma University has a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy that requires proof of full vaccination for access to our campuses.