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The Department of English at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a probationary, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in the field of Young People’s Texts and Cultures, particularly in the areas of new media texts, game texts, or the culture of online communities. The ability to contribute to other teaching strengths of the Department at undergraduate and graduate levels will be considered an asset. Such areas include First-Year courses, Creative Writing, Canadian Literature, Literary and Cultural Theory, Popular Literature, and Gender Studies. Subject to budgetary approval, this appointment will begin July 1, 2008. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A completed Ph.D. and a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching are required.

The University of Winnipeg is an urban, primarily undergraduate university that seeks to appreciate, foster and promote values of human dignity, equality, non-discrimination, and diversity. The University is committed to employment equity, to being a place of learning and work that includes all qualified individuals, including women and men, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, people of all sexualities and genders, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are given priority.

Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, October 15, 2007. Interested applicants should send a letter of application (including the names of their three referees), a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (25 page max.), and have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Murray Evans, Chair, Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9, CANADA.

Assistant Professor in Young People’s Texts and Cultures at the University of Winnipeg