Job Posting in Irish Literature
School of Canadian Irish Studies
Over the past several years, Canadian Irish Studies has developed significantly as a multidisciplinary area of study at Concordia University, culminating in the creation of the School of Canadian Irish Studies in 2009. The School offers Minor and Certificate programs in Canadian Irish Studies, sponsors a prestigious annual lecture series, hosts Visiting Scholars, provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, presents an Irish Studies Seminar Series, organizes various community-outreach events, and will host international conferences in 2011 (Canadian Association for Irish Studies) and 2012 (International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures). In September 2011, the School is planning to introduce a Major in Canadian Irish Studies.
The School now invites applications for one tenure-track position in any period of Irish Literature and/or the Literature of the Irish Diaspora. The ideal candidate will have a completed PhD, a strong research and teaching profile, a demonstrated multidisciplinary approach to his/her own subject as well as a broad interdisciplinary conceptualization of Irish Studies. In addition to teaching courses in Irish Literature, the successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in the further expansion of Irish Studies at Concordia University. We anticipate filling this position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2011.
Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to
Dr. Michael Kenneally, Principal, School of Canadian Irish Studies
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8
Applications should reach the School no later than December 6, 2010.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.