Job Posting: Irish Diaspora Studies

The School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec currently 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, publishes the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, and organizes various community-outreach events.  In 2012, the School is planning to introduce a Major in Canadian Irish Studies and, in July, will host the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures.
The School now invites applications for a tenure-track position in Irish Diaspora Studies.  Candidates in Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts disciplines are encouraged to apply.  The ideal candidate will have a completed PhD, a strong research and teaching profile, previous administrative experience, a demonstrated multidisciplinary approach to his/her own subject, a broad interdisciplinary conceptualization of Irish Studies, and expertise in the discourses of migration studies in general, as well as Irish diaspora studies.  The candidate will also be expected to facilitate the development of Irish Studies within the university and play an active role in the School’s outreach to the Irish community.

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 the departmental contact.

Dr. Michael Kenneally
Principal, School of Canadian Irish Studies
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., S-H 1001-11
Montreal, Qc. H3G 1M8.

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. All applications should reach the School no later than November 1, 2011. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Kenneally (

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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.

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