Job Vacancy Assistant Professor, Renaissance Literature


The Department of English in the College of Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan,invites applications for a three-year appointment in English Renaissance Literature at theAssistant Professor level, to begin July 1,2017.


The successful candidate will teach undergraduate classes in English RenaissanceLiterature, including Shakespeare, as well as introductory literature and composition courses forfirst-year students. The position could also entail leading honours and graduate seminars,undertaking graduate supervision, and participating in the administrative work of the Department. Acompleted or nearly-completed PhD is required, as is demonstrated ability in teaching, research,and publication. In accordance with the Department’s commitment to increasing Aboriginalparticipation in all aspects and levels of its activities, qualified Aboriginal applicants are particularlyencouraged to apply. Information about the department can be found on ourwebsite:


Located in the College of Arts and Science, the Department of English has twenty-fourpermanent faculty. The department provides undergraduate and graduate education in a variety ofsubject areas, with areas of concentration for graduate studies in Indigenous Literatures, CulturalStudies, Digital Studies, Canadian Literature, and Modernist Studies. English faculty collaborate withand teach in programs in Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), Women’sand Gender Studies, Digital Culture and New Media, the MFA in Writing, and the Departmentof Drama. Our Department’s vision is to be a place where many peoples come together to engagein mutually respectful relations and dialogues. We acknowledge that the land on which we gatheris Treaty Six territory and traditional Métis homeland, and we acknowledge the diverseIndigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory forcenturies.


The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanitiesand fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences.  There are over 10,000 undergraduateand graduate students in the College and 295 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs.The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, communityoutreach and internationalopportunities.


The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverseand thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisureopportunities.


The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities,and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a studentpopulation of about 23,000.  The university is one of Canada’s leading research-intensiveuniversities.


Information about the Department, the College, the University, and the city of Saskatoon canbe found on the web at,,and



Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) Assistant Professor: $93,293 to$112,109



Benefits: This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes,pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), travel insurance, death benefit, dentalplan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible healthand wellness spendingprogram.



Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of written or published work, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:


Professor Brent Nelson, Acting Head Department of English

College of Arts and Science

University of Saskatchewan

9 Campus Drive

Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5



Electronic applications are strongly encouraged (PDF files preferred). They may be sent by email to


Applications will be accepted until 9 January, 2017 or until the position isfilled.



The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplacethat empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the universitycommunity share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differencesare valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those whowill contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged toapply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be givenpriority.

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