Tenure-Track Position in Irish Literature, Concordia University, Montreal. Deadline: November 15, 2021

Tenure-Track Position in Irish Literature

Job title:
Assistant Professor, Irish Literature
Position code: 21_IRISH_M
Date posted: October 15, 2021
Application deadline: November 15, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The School of Irish Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Irish literature at the Assistant Professor level, with a focus on modern and contemporary Irish writing, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered. The candidate should be an Irish literature specialist who is both comfortable in an interdisciplinary milieu and who has a strong sense of the field as an interdisciplinary enterprise. The candidate should also be conversant in the wider cultural and political debates of Irish Studies, including issues of multilingualism, decolonisation, and the diaspora, as well as high-water moments in Ireland’s social, literary (writing in Irish and English) and political development. Duties include research, teaching, and service to the School and the larger university,

Concordia University is strongly committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the institution and recognizes the value of achieving inclusive excellence in both teaching and research contexts.

Qualifications and assets

For an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, candidates must have completed their PhD in Irish literary studies or be near completion at the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level will demonstrate evidence of potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as the capacity for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An appointment at the Associate Professor level will require evidence of significant external research funding, a compelling publication profile in Irish literary studies, and a consistent record of excellence in teaching.

At both levels, administrative experience that would contribute to the development of the School, along with evidence of some community engagement would be welcomed. All candidates should have the flexibility to work constructively in the cooperative environment of a small academic unit housing specialists in different disciplines and demonstrate a commitment to supporting our department’s equitable and inclusive learning environments. Candidates possessing unique added qualifications that might serve to give distinct dimensions to the profile of the School, whether in research, administration, service or teaching, would be especially welcomed. The department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted as one PDF attachment and contain the following elements: cover letter identifying the title and position code (21_IRISH_M); curriculum vitae that includes the names of three referees; copies of representative publications; a statement of teaching philosophy/interests; a statement of research achievements; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have the three letters of reference sent directly to irishstudies@concordia.ca to the attention of Dr. Michael Kenneally, Principal, School of Irish Studies.

Electronic applications should be submitted by November 15, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

teaching about underrepresented populations
mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
committee work
offering or organizing educational programming
participation in training and workshops

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

All further details are available from the Concordia Website Job Posting at: https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/about/jobs/tenure-track-appointments/2021/assistant-professor-irish-literature.html