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Limited Term Appointments in English

Last updated: May 8, 2020, 2:03 p.m.

Date posted:   April 7, 2020
Application deadline:
May 8, 2020
Application deadline (Digital Writing only): 
May 20, 2020
Advertised until:  
May 31, 2020

Position description

The Department of English at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for four limited-term appointments in the following areas:

  • Nineteenth Century British Literature;
  • Digital Writing;
  • Creative Writing – Drama;
  • Modern and Contemporary Canadian Literature.


Those appointed will normally be expected to teach three courses per semester.


Candidates for the position in Nineteenth Century British literature should have competence in the long nineteenth century and be able to teach courses in both Romantic and Victorian literature in a variety of genres, as well as ENGL 260: Introduction to Literary Study and ENGL 262: British Literature from 1660 to 1900.

Candidates for the position in Modern and Contemporary Canadian literature should have competence in all periods, including modern and contemporary Canadian poetry and prose, and ability to teach ENGL 260: Introduction to Literary Study.

A completed PhD, or one near completion, is necessary for the positions in literature, and a record of scholarly publications is an asset.

Candidates for the position in Digital Writing should possess a graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) in English or a cognate field (e.g. Communications, Creative Writing, Education, Fine Arts, or Rhetoric). Candidates should have demonstrable expertise in content creation for digital platforms. Experience teaching university- or college-level Professional Writing courses (e.g. Technical Writing, Business Writing, Digital Publishing and Editing) is an asset. A background in Videogame Studies is also an asset.

Candidates for the position in Creative Writing should have competence to teach playwriting at both the introductory and advanced undergraduate level, as well as screenwriting. The ability to write for other performative or broadcast forms is an asset.

Candidates for the Creative Writing position should have a recent publication and/or performance/broadcasting record in these fields. An MA or MFA, and experience teaching university-level Creative Writing courses are preferred.

Successful applicants must be qualified to teach at the level indicated in each position. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is the key criterion in appraising applications. Successful candidates for this position must also demonstrate a willingness and ability to adapt course offerings to online formats as needed.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single, multiple-page document to on or before May 8, 2020. Please name your document file using your last and first names only (e.g. “LastName, FirstName”). Submissions should include the following items in the order specified below:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Current curriculum vitae;
  3. Statement of research interests;
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  5. Teaching appraisals;
  6. Proof of citizenship/residency;
  7. Three letters of reference (sent directly by referee to;

Only short-listed candidates will be notified, and they will be asked to provide proof of terminal degree.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval and department needs.  Pending continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance, individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed. Limited term appointments may not exceed 36 months. They are normally held at the rank of Assistant Professor, and initial contracts begin on August 1, 2020 and end on May 14, 2021.

All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Manish Sharma at Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required positions are filled. Applications should reach the department no later than May 8, 2020. Applications for the Digital Writing position will be accepted until May 20, 2020.

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