Lecturer, English

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F086P
  • Deadline: April 26, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Literature, Folklore, and the Arts in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at CBU invites applications for a Lecturer in English. This is a full-time position commencing July 2022.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The successful candidate will have academic expertise and demonstrated teaching ability in writing, including strengths in at least two of rhetoric, professional writing, scientific/technical writing, EAP, journalism, or creative writing.

Candidates must have a Masters in English or a related discipline (for example, Writing Studies) with an evident literary focus. If the latter, then the Bachelor’s degree should be in English.

Excellent teaching is a priority at CBU. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to providing students with an exceptional first-year English experience. The successful candidate will also primarily teach courses at the 1000-level, with a standard course loading of 3-3. Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is a strong preference for this position. Special attention will be paid to candidates with insight into the first-year experience of Indigenous, Black, and/or international students. Evidence of innovative forms of pedagogy will also be highly rated.

While teaching excellence is the priority for the Lecturer position, applicants should have (or will be expected to establish) a well-defined research program focused on writing or writing instruction, as demonstrated through conference presentations, academic or creative works, successful grant applications, and/or evidence of community-engaged research.

The successful candidate will be required to participate fully in the collegial life of the university by accepting departmental administrative duties and participating on university-wide committees and governance bodies. In particular, the successful candidate will assist in ongoing development and management of a cohesive, writing-centered program within the Department.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

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Applications must be received by April 26, 2022.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

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