LTA in Racial Justice, Literature, and Culture: Trent University English Dept. (deadline June 15, 2021)

Trent University invites applications for a one-year Limited Term Appointment in Racial Justice, Literature, and Culture in the Department of English Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 15, 2021. Please note that this position is subject to budgetary approval.
Candidates for this position should have teaching experience and published or developing research in fields such as critical race theory, social justice, and diasporic, post-colonial, and/or global south literatures and cultures.

The candidate will be expected to teach one course during the summer term of 2022, in addition to teaching a course load of 3/3 in the regular academic sessions. Candidates should also have experience teaching introductory literature courses. This is a teaching intensive position and a record of excellence in teaching is expected. Courses to be taught will include an introductory level English literature course, ENGL 2703H “Literature and Social Justice,” ENGL 3605H “Race, Ethnicity, and Literature,” and ENGL 4451 “Postcolonial Texts.” Courses taught could also include several from among ENGL 3307H “In the Borderlands: Latino/Latina US Literature,” ENGL 3309H “African American Literature,” ENGL 3451 “Contemporary African Literature,” ENGL/CAST/INDG 3481 “Indigenous Fiction,” ENGL/CAST/INDG “Indigenous Poetry,” and ENGL 3707H “Literature and Globalization.”

Candidates are expected to have a completed PhD in English by the time of appointment or soon after is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as racialized (visible minority) and/or Indigenous who demonstrate an understanding of systemic racism in their research and teaching.

Candidates are invited to submit applications as PDF format via email to clearly indicating the application is for Racial Justice, Literature, and Culture. Applications should include a covering letter identifying the position for which the candidate is applying and detailing the candidate’s suitability for the position, including the relevance of the candidate’s research and teaching experience; a full curriculum vitae showing qualifications, previous experience, the names and complete contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of two academic referees, and confirmation to legally work in Canada; and evidence of excellence in teaching such as sample syllabuses, a teaching philosophy statement, peer evaluations of teaching, and evidence of professional development. Applicants should also provide a statement of their experience/s promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in learning environments.

Questions about the position should be directed to Suzanne Bailey at

Deadline for Applications: June 15, 2021

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.