Assistant Professor

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Posting #:F 25/2012
Posted:Aug 24, 2012
Employment Status:Probationary Tenure-Track
Faculty:Faculty of Humanities
Department:English Language and Literature
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Job Summary

The Department of English Language and Literature at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2013. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.


The Department is seeking a person with scholarly and teaching expertise in Literary Theory – e.g. in literature and critical race theory, gender studies, or cultural studies -AND/OR in Rhetoric – e.g. in rhetorical theory and criticism, genre or discourse analysis, or language theory. Applicants should have a strong teaching record, demonstrable scholarly promise, and a PhD in hand or a defence date set.


The Department of English Language and Literature offers a Master of Arts program in the field of Text/Community/Discourse and an undergraduate program with 500 majors. Brock University, which has more than 18,000 students, is situated on the Niagara Escarpment within an easy drive to Buffalo and Toronto. The successful candidate will teach two courses per term plus supervisions and will contribute to a vibrant research culture.

The deadline for completed applications is November 15, 2012. Applicants should submit a letter of application accompanied by a curriculum vitae, and should arrange for the submission of three letters of reference. Applications (in hard copy only) should be sent to:

Professor Neta Gordon, Chair
Department of English Language and Literature
Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at and include the completed form with their application.

More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website; information on the Department of English Language and Literature is at