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School of Irish Studies: Irish Literature

The School of Irish Studies at Concordia of University, Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a Limited-Term Appointment in Irish Literature for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The successful applicant will be required to teach several undergraduate courses across a spectrum of Irish literary topics in the Fall and Winter semesters. This position will run from August 1, 2019 to May 14, 2020.

The School of Irish Studies offers a degree program in Irish Studies at the undergraduate level, as well as a Minor and Certificate in Irish Studies. Annually, twenty or more courses are offered in twelve disciplines, attracting a total enrolment of more than a thousand students. For more information on the School, go to


All applicants must possess a PhD in Irish literature. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness.


Applications should consist of the following items, in the given order, as a single PDF:

  • a cover letter;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy/interests;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching evaluations; syllabi; samples of student work).

The PDF should be sent to Matina Skalkogiannis, Assistant to the Principal at the School of Irish Studies ( with the subject heading Irish Studies LTA position.

Important: In addition, applicants must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to same email address (Subject: Reference for [Candidate’s Name]) or mailed to the department to arrive by April 22, 2019 and addressed to:

Dr. Michael Kenneally, Principal
School of Irish Studies
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West, H 1001
Montreal, Quebec Canada  H3G 1M8

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Michael Kenneally (

Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required positions have been filled. All applications should reach the department no later than April 22, 2019. Unfortunately, we are not able to consider incomplete applications.

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