Posting #: F 26/2012

Assistant Professor
Posted:Aug 24, 2012
Department:English Language and Literature
Employment Status:Probationary Tenure-Track
Hours of Work:
Salary Scale:
Start Date:2013-07-01

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 writer-scholar for a position in Creative Writing. Primary expertise should be in fiction writing, the novel and/or short story, but the successful candidate should also be prepared to conduct research and teach courses in a complementary area of literary studies. The ideal candidate should have a substantial publication record in Creative Writing, demonstrable scholarly promise, a strong and innovative teaching record, and a PhD in hand or a defence date set. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute administratively to building Creative Writing program offerings in the English Department.

Notes / To Apply :

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/creation 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