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Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of English

Last updated: June 1, 2022, 3:37 p.m.

Job title: Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of English
Position code: 22_LTA_ENGL_M5
Date posted: March 17, 2022
Date revised: June 1, 2022
Application deadline: June 10, 2022
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

Limited-term appointment positions at Concordia are full-time faculty positions of between 9.5- and 12-month duration (the annual salary is pro-rated in the case of shorter contracts). The incumbent is responsible for teaching six (in the case of a 9.5-month contract) or seven three-credit courses per year, and for some administrative and other service roles within the academic unit. Up to two subsequent 12-month appointments may be possible, subject to satisfactory job performance, academic unit need, and budgetary approval.

The Department of English at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a limited-term appointment in the following area:

  • Creative Writing – Drama (Code: 22_LTA_ENGL_M5)

Qualifications and assets

Candidates for the position in Creative Writing (Code: 22_LTA_ENGL_M5) should have competence to teach playwriting at the introductory and advanced undergraduate levels, and a secondary competence in screenwriting. Demonstrable expertise in other performative and/or broadcast forms is an asset.

Candidates for the Creative Writing position should have a record of produced and/or published work in the field of drama. 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.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Stephen Yeager and should be submitted electronically as a single, multiple-page PDF document to with the position code in the subject line.  

Please name your PDF using your last and first names only (e.g. “LastName, FirstName, Position Code”). Submissions should include the following items in the order specified below:

  1. Cover letter (clearly identifying the position title and position code);
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae;
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  4. Proof of citizenship/residency;
  5. Names and contact information of three referees.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide proof of terminal degree and course evaluations/teaching appraisals.

Electronic applications should be submitted by June 10, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The initial appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation university, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience might include (but are not limited to):

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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