Professor - Creative Writing (prose) and Global Black Literature

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Professor - Creative Writing (prose) and Global Black Literature

Date Posted: 05/25/2023
Closing Date: 06/29/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 30935
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of English
Campus:  St. George (Downtown Toronto)   Description:   The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto, St George campus, invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Creative Writing (prose) and Global Black Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor and will begin on September 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.   Applicants must have earned a PhD in English and have an established national and international reputation as a creative writer. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence as a highly successful novelist, a critic, and as teacher of both creative writing and literature, as well as a record of excellence in research and/or creative professional activity. Evidence of excellence as a teacher 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 as a novelist and critic, as well as in research and/or creative professional activity should be demonstrated by a record of sustained publications of an outstanding order in major presses and in other leading outlets, a record of significant awards and honours, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements by referees of international standing. The successful candidate is expected to be a creative writer at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded support program.   Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, demonstrated through the application materials.   The Department of English offers the opportunity to teach and to practice creative writing in a department that is committed to expanding its present creative writing programs in the general context of the study of English literatures in both their historical depth and 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.   For more information about the Department of English, please visit ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .   Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.   All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy [one-two pages], sample course materials, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future creative projects (one-two pages), and a substantial creative writing sample (up to twenty-five pages). Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a one-two page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover such topics as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, and the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.   Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines are available in the FAQ’s.   Submission guidelines can be found at: ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> . Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. We recommend combining additional materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact .   All application materials should be submitted online by the closing date of June 29th, 2023.   All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.   Diversity Statement The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.   As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .   Accessibility Statement The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.   The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.
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