Ryerson University

The Department of English, Ryerson University, (www.ryerson.ca/english) invites applications for 1 Assistant Rank position in Urban Literatures and Cultures. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2013. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
 
Required qualifications include an earned PhD and a record of excellent research and teaching. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong research record in Urban Literatures and Cultures, with secondary or related interests in one or more of the following: youth culture; immigrant literatures and cultures; and critical/cultural theory related to urban life and/or "the city.” Demonstrated experience with innovative and applied pedagogy, in relation to urban settings, would be an asset.
 
The successful candidate will conduct research/creative work and teach in programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our campus is located in downtown Toronto — one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and dynamic cityscapes. Our diverse student body and our distinctive urban environment present many opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research as well as creative pedagogy. The department, a member of the Faculty of Arts, offers a BA in English and an MA in Literatures of Modernity. We also contribute to three inter-departmental programs: a humanities BA in Arts & Contemporary Studies, and graduate programs in Communication & Culture and Immigration & Settlement Studies.
 
Applicants should submit a letter describing their areas of research and teaching interests, along with a curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, two samples of their research work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair, Randy Boyagoda, boyagoda@ryerson.ca. Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
 
Deadline to Apply: Saturday, December 1, 2012

Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Randy Boyagoda,
Chair
Department of English
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3
 
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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