Laurentian University, Department of English
Assistant Professor - Aboriginal Rhetorics and Literatures in Canada & Assistant Professor - Comparative Indigenous Literatures of the Americas
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The Department of English invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions:
(1) A tenure-track appointment in Aboriginal Rhetorics and Literatures in Canada at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2013.
The position will contribute to both the English Literature and the Rhetoric and Media Studies streams at the undergraduate level as well as the interdisciplinary M.A. in the Humanities. The successful candidate will be expected to develop new courses in Canadian literature and in traditional and emerging rhetorics, which may include oral traditions, story-telling practices, film-making, digital media or public discourse in Canada. There will be a significant opportunity to integrate classroom learning with real-world experience, for example, through projects and placements in Aboriginal communities. The Department of English has a history of partnerships with various Aboriginal organizations including the Debajehmujig Theatre Group, the Weengushk Film Institute and the Indigenous Health Research Development Program, and the successful candidate will continue to develop these relationships.
(2) A tenure-track appointment in Comparative Indigenous Literatures of the Americas at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2013.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate literature courses in English and Spanish from an Indigenous perspective, and to participate in the interdisciplinary M.A. in the Humanities. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of English with a cross appointment to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. or be near to completion, with demonstrated research productivity and teaching experience. Candidates should submit a statement of current and prospective research, a teaching dossier, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.
With its main campus located in Sudbury, Ontario, a city and region offering unique cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities, Laurentian University (LU) offers an outstanding university experience, in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education.
Laurentian University is an equal opportunity employer. The Employer and the Union acknowledge the distinct role, special place and unique contribution of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada as well as the importance of Aboriginal languages and cultures in particular programs at Laurentian University. Further, they recognize that Aboriginal faculty are underrepresented in the University as a whole. The Employer and Union are committed to appointing a larger number of Aboriginal faculty, particularly outside Aboriginal-specific programs.
Laurentian University is a bilingual institution which has a policy of passive bilingualism (English/French) as a condition of tenure. In accordance with the Aboriginal Equity Initiative, the Employer and the Union have agreed to waive the requirement for French/English bilingualism and recognize as bilingualism the knowledge and/or demonstrated study of an Aboriginal language and one (1) of the two (2) official languages of Laurentian University.
LU faculty members are part of LUFA (the Laurentian University Faculty Association). The Collective Agreement is available at www.lufapul.ca. Information about the University can be found at www.laurentian.ca.
Applications and inquiries can be directed to Brock Higgins at 613-680-0077 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications in November, 2012. The competition will remain open until the positions are filled.