LTA in Children’s Literature at St. Francis Xavier University

Department of English

Limited Term Appointment for Assistant Professor


The Department of English at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a 9 month Limited Term Appointment for a specialist in children’s literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. The term of the appointment is from September 1, 2020 to May 30, 2021. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.


The teaching load will include first-year introductory courses. An ability to teach a class on children’s visual media would be considered an asset. Ph.D. preferred.


Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching interests and philosophy, a sample of writing (6000-8000 words), and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references. Applications should be sent via email to:


Dr. Jason Potts

Chair, Department of English

St. Francis Xavier University

P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish NS B2G 2W5



Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.



Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of a sexual minority group.


Posted: December 16, 2019