Free open Job in North, South & Central America Assistant Professor – African Literatures in English at University of Toronto

The Department of English and the African Studies Program, New College at the University of Toronto invites applications for a joint full time tenure stream position (51% English & 49% New College) in the area of African Literatures in English. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. 
Applicants must have earned a PhD in English Literature by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.    

The successful candidate will be joining a department with a historically strong presence in postcolonial literature, committed to strengthening its profile in that area even further. The Department of English and the African Studies Program offer the opportunity to teach and to pursue research at the highest level. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in the Department of English and the African Studies Program. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at the University of Toronto committed to anti-racist research and pedagogy. The candidate must be able to teach postcolonial literature, postcolonial theory, or African literature at the intersection of other aspects of literature, theory and African Studies.  

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

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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

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