One-Year Term Position, English and Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts

The Department of English & Creative Writing at Brandon University invites applications for a 12-month term position in Early Modern English Literature. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching, have an active research profile, and be willing to participate collegially in the life of the university. The preferred qualification is a PhD in English, but ABD candidates with a defense date may be considered in exceptional circumstances. While there may be some flexibility in terms of course offerings, ideally the successful candidate will be able to teach the following undergraduate courses in the 2020-2021 academic year:

30:331 Life without Shakespeare: Other Early Dramatists
30:339 Shakespeare I
30:340 Shakespeare II
30:360 The Age of Beheadings
PLUS 2 sections of an introductory English literature course

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, a CV, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a sample course outline related to expected teaching responsibilities, the names and contact information of three referees, and proof of citizenship status in one pdf document to Dr. Lisa Robson at All applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course calendar for more information at


Rank and salary:                       Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Preferred Start Date:            July 1, 2020

Application Deadline:          Assessment of applications will begin February 21, 2020; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.





Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment.  This starts with the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter.  All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential.  To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.