Tenure-track Appointment Department of English York University

Department of English, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Literatures of the Global South at the Assistant level, to commence July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand by the position start date of 1 July 2023, in English literature or a related field, and a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research with a specialization in Caribbean, African, or South Asian literatures in English; complementary expertise in diasporic literatures will be considered an asset. Their research will be informed by postcolonial, World Literature, ecological, and/or diaspora theory. They may have research expertise in any historical period and genre, but would be expected to be knowledgeable about and able to teach twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: a cover letter detailing their research program; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing (to be requested of long-listed applicants).

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through strong letters of reference as well as the teaching dossier, which may include a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi. Pedagogical innovation in such priority areas as experiential education and technology-enhanced learning would be an asset.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the
selection process are invited to contact Professor Arthur Redding Chair of the Search Committee at <aredding@yorku.ca>.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting this voluntary self-identification form.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 9 November 2022.

Applications, including a cover letter outlining the applicant’s professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of the applicant’s scholarly writing (maximum 30 pages), a teaching dossier, and a statement (maximum 600 words) describing the applicant’s contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in teaching, research, and service, which may be informed by lived experiences, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on September 23, 2022. Letters of reference will be requested of long-listed applicants.

Questions may be directed to Professor Tina Choi, Chair, Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: englchr@yorku.ca (Subject line: Position in Literatures of the Global South).