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Teaching Position Available 2014–2015

Posted: 2 April 2014
Deadline: 15 May 2014

The Department of English at Queen's University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching either one of the following courses: ENGL 330 Restoration and 18th-Century Literature, or ENGL 310 Medieval Literature of the British Isles. These are on-campus, third-year small lecture courses with expected enrolments of 60 students. Candidates must have a PhD and teaching experience at the University level in literary studies. This is a fall and winter term appointment for the period 1 September 2014 to 30 April 2015, with classes in session from 8 September 2014 to 9 April 2015.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact: Karen Donnelly, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, 613-533-2153.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University. A candidate qualified to teach may be considered for appointment to a Term Adjunct position as defined by the Collective Agreement for All Faculty, Librarians and Archivists between QUFA and Queen's University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. If a graduate student is teaching a course in a different discipline than they are registered, then they would be eligible for appointment as a Term Adjunct.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent by email only to:

Dr Glenn Willmott, Associate Head
Department of English
Queen's University

Applications will be received until 15 May 2014. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of English can be found at

Course Descriptions

ENGL 310/6.0 Medieval Literature of the British Isles
A survey of vernacular literature composed in the British Isles before 1500. Readings may be taken from Welsh, Irish, Old English, Norman, and Middle English literature and may include such works as The Mabinogion, the Lais of Marie de France, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and selections from Chaucer.
Learning Hours: 240 (72L;168P)
Prerequisite: [(ENGL 200/6.0 and ENGL 290/3.0) and (a GPA of 2.4 on all ENGL units)] or [(a GPA of 2.6) and (registration in a MDVL Plan)].

ENGL 330/6.0 Restoration and 18th-Century Literature
A study of poetry, drama, and prose of the major writers of the period 1660–1800. Readings will be drawn from the works of writers such as Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Fielding, and Richardson.
Prerequisite: (ENGL 200/6.0 and ENGL 290/3.0) and (a GPA of 2.4 on all ENGL units) and (registration in an ENGL Major or Medial Plan).