University of Toronto: Assistant Professor (Early Modern Lit. w/ Special Emphasis on Shakespeare & Drama) – Call For Applications

University of Toronto – Department of English
Assistant Professor – Early Modern Literature with Special Emphasis on Shakespeare and Drama

Location: Toronto – Canada
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

The Department of English at the University of Toronto, St George campus, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Early Modern Literature with special emphasis on Shakespeare and Drama. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD in English or appropriate field by date of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and an emerging international reputation. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, excellent teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. A teaching dossier which includes these materials should be submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research should be demonstrated by an outstanding dissertation, publications in leading presses and in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of international standing. The successful candidate is expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an externally funded research program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of English, St George Campus, offers the opportunity to teach and to conduct research in a department that is committed to studying the literatures of English in both their historical depth and their geographical range. Situated in one of the most diverse cities in the world, the Department reflects that diversity in its approach to English as a world language.

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The closing date for applications is: October 16, 2017.