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The Department of Canadian Studies at Trent University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (current annual salary range $84,870 – $90,322) starting July 1st, 2016. This position is subject to budgetary approval.
We are looking for a scholar committed to the field of Canadian Studies and who has expertise in one or more of the following areas: i) global/transnational Canada, ii) the state/public policy/social regulation, iii) race/diversity/immigration, iv) Canadian culture/media/the arts v) aboriginal settler relations and colonialism. The successful candidate will have a completed PhD, an excellent teaching record, a willingness to participate in academic/administrative organisation, and demonstrated scholarly promise. They will be expected to teach courses at all of the undergraduate levels and to play a role in the graduate programs of Trent’s School for the Study of Canada (the MA in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies and the PhD in Canadian Studies). A capacity to teach broadly at all levels of graduate and undergraduate instruction/supervision is mandatory. Experience in working with teaching assistants would be an asset. The new tenure track faculty member will also be expected to participate in the broader life of the department and university and to maintain a program of research and publication.
Applicants should submit a covering letter that addresses qualifications for the position as described in this posting. They should also briefly describe how their research and teaching interests may contribute to the profile and development of undergraduate and graduate programs. Also required are: a CV; a writing sample; and a teaching dossier, including course evaluations. Three letters of reference should be sent on your behalf and addressed to Christopher Dummitt, Chair, Department of Canadian Studies, Trent University. Applications and reference letters should be submitted electronically, with files in PDF or Word format, to [email protected]
*See and for information about the undergraduate and graduate programs in Canadian Studies.
Deadline: 2 November 2015. Files may be submitted after this date, until
the position is filled.
Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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