Assistant Professor of 20th and 21st C American literature

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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, MCGILL UNIVERSITY American Literature Tenure-Track Position – Assistant Professor The Department of English at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will develop a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in American literature. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The teaching assignment is 12 credits (4 courses) per academic year. Evidence of scholarly promise is a major consideration. Knowledge of French and some teaching experience are assets for this position. Applicants must have a PhD in hand or be very near completion. The appointment begins 1 August 2019. Inquiries about this position can be sent to Information about the Department, its programs, and courses may be found at If the successful candidate satisfies the specific eligibility conditions of the program, the candidate may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in TwentiethCentury and Contemporary American Literature, which provides protected time for research within a fulltime academic appointment. The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described at Complete applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (20-30 pages) must be submitted no later than 15 November 2018. Application materials should be addressed to Professor Trevor Ponech, Chair, Department of English. All materials, including referees’ letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically to McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority