Assistant Professor - English and Creative Writing

  • Dalhousie University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, University Avenue, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Oct 15, 2019
Full time   English, ESL, Writing, Linguistics Languages & Literature

Job Description

The Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at Dalhousie University invite applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment with teaching responsibilities in both the Creative Writing and English programs. Candidates will have a strong background in creative writing, with a specialization in fiction, and a secondary expertise in any area of literary or cultural studies in English. Experience teaching at the university level in both Creative Writing and English is required. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, visit


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates will have either an MFA in Creative Writing or a PhD in English and/or Creative Writing by the date of appointment; preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Application Details

Applications will be accepted until 15 November 2019 and must include the following:

  • A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee;
  • A CV.

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Please note: after an initial screening, long-listed applicants will be asked to provide further information, including a teaching dossier addressing teaching effectiveness and philosophy, a writing sample, and three signed letters of reference sent by the referees or by a dossier service.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged into upwards of twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees.

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Application Deadline

November 15, 2019