Chair, Department of English and Film Studies

University of Alberta

Chair, Division of English and Movie Research
College of Alberta
ART English & Movie Research
Competitors No. – A110451797
Closing Date – Will stay open till stuffed.

This place is part of the Affiliation of the Tutorial Workers of the College of Alberta (AASUA).

Location – North Campus Edmonton. This function is in-person.

The Division of English and Movie Research within the School of Arts, College of Alberta, invitations purposes for the place of Division Chair, for a five-year time period (with a possible for renewal for a second time period pending assessment), commencing July 1, 2024. The profitable candidate will even be appointed, with tenure, on the rank of Affiliate or Full Professor.

The Division

The Division of English and Movie Research (EFS) is a hub for multidisciplinary analysis, together with the areas of gender and sexuality research, empire and postcolonial research, and Indigenous writing. With 33 full time educational college members, together with a Canada Analysis Chair Tier 1 in Black Research, three members of the Royal Society of Canada and plenty of award-winning academics and researchers, EFS has professors and instructors who supply all kinds of thrilling courses to college students from throughout the College. The Division affords BA levels in English, Inventive Writing, and Movie Research and a BA Honors diploma in English, in addition to a course-based and a thesis-based MA and a PhD diploma in English. Our analysis and instructing is various and wide-ranging, with college members demonstrating experience in ebook historical past, cultural research, Indigenous writing, empire/postcolonial research, Black research, movie research, gender and/or sexuality research, and significant principle. Our packages put together college students for careers in a wide range of fields, together with analysis and instructing English literatures, the research of movie, inventive writing, authorities, and artistic industries. Graduates from all packages have identifiable information of feat on native, in addition to nationwide and worldwide scales.

With greater than 400 majors throughout its packages, and 50 graduate college students (2022-23 cohort), the Division is the tutorial dwelling for 33 full-time college, 16 Tutorial Educating Workers (ATS) on multiple-year contracts and different instructors, a tutorial division supervisor (administration), and a wide range of employees.

The Place

For this tenured place, we’re looking for a scholar with a powerful educational document, confirmed management and administrative abilities, and scholarly experience in any space of English research or movie research that may increase the present strengths of the Division. The best candidate may have wonderful interpersonal abilities, capability for strategic and artistic management, a monitor document of progressive curriculum and program growth, the flexibility to steer various teams of stakeholders and advocate for social and institutional change, in addition to a dedication to excellence in instructing, inventive exercise, and analysis. They are going to have the capability and dedication to work in a multidisciplinary atmosphere and to help all areas of the Division equally. The candidate may have a powerful sense of collaborative management, and a transparent dedication to championing the Division’s standing inside the College, the neighborhood, Canada, and internationally. They are going to deliver appreciation and respect for the distinctive contributions of all members of the English and Movie Research division; will likely be dedicated to fostering decolonization, fairness, range, inclusion, and accessibility, in addition to intercultural and interdisciplinary collaboration. They are going to educate of their space of specialization and will likely be accountable for selling present and future collaborations inside and out of doors the College.

The profitable candidate may have:

• A PhD in English or a associated discipline, and a powerful document of scholarly and/or inventive endeavors that meets the College’s requirements for a tenured appointment on the rank of Affiliate or Full Professor.

• Educating and supervisory (undergraduate and/or graduate) expertise on the college stage.

• Earlier college administrative expertise (as chair, affiliate chair, program director, and so forth.), or demonstrated capability for such management by having held main service roles at a college or in skilled organizations.

The place comes with a complete advantages bundle, analysis allowance, and administrative stipend. Wage will likely be commensurate with expertise and {qualifications}, and in accordance with the wage scales within the AASUA Collective Settlement.

Working on the U of A

Edmonton and the College of Alberta are located on Treaty 6 territory, homeland of the Metis, and conventional assembly floor and residential for a lot of Indigenous Peoples, together with Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public establishment, the College of Alberta has earned the fame of being among the best universities in Canada based mostly on strengths in instructing, analysis, and repair. The College is dwelling to a various and welcoming neighborhood of over 1,300 Indigenous college students from varied Nations and communities; 4.2% of undergraduates within the School of Arts self-identify as Indigenous. In 2022, the College’s Indigenous Strategic Plan was applied, reflecting an necessary step in our establishment’s dedication to reconciliation in post-secondary training and analysis, addressing the historic legacy of the residential faculty system and Canada’s colonial historical past in a significant and lasting method. The College’s rules and actions and its EDI Strategic Plan are underpinned by respect for the dignity, rights, and full participation of all those that stay, work, and study inside the college. That is underscored by the School of Arts dedication to fostering a welcoming, equitable, and antiracist working by way of deliberate actions to handle structural oppression and racism. The Tutorial Success Centre administers the College of Alberta’s Obligation to Accommodate process for college kids, and works with college students, instructors, campus models, Colleges and departments, neighborhood and authorities companies, and on and off-campus service suppliers to coordinate college students’ medical and non-medical lodging wants for participation in College of Alberta educational packages.

Edmonton, a metropolis with a metro inhabitants of almost 1.5 million individuals, has the second largest Indigenous inhabitants and the fourth largest Black inhabitants of any Canadian metropolis. Practically 10% of Edmonton’s inhabitants is of South Asian origin and 16% of East and Southeast Asian origin, with rising numbers of Edmontonians of Filipino, Latin American, and Center Jap origins. Edmonton’s faculty programs, together with however not restricted to Edmonton Public College Board, Edmonton Catholic College Board and the Francophone faculty board of Centre Nord, supply French immersion and bilingual training for kids in a variety of languages comparable to German, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese language (Mandarin), Punjabi and American Signal Language. A minimum of two excessive colleges, Amiskwaciy Academy and Victoria College of the Arts supply Cree and Blackfoot as a highschool credit score and has began an Indigenous Methods of Figuring out program in junior highschool. Edmonton has a thriving cultural scene together with music, visible arts, theatre, festivals, and eating.

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The way to Apply:

To have your utility thought-about, please choose the Apply On-line icon under and submit the next:

• Cowl Letter (please embrace the names of three referees, letters of reference will solely be requested for chosen interview candidates and solely after permission is granted. Referees must be ready to ship their letters by mid-December)

• Curriculum Vitae (CV)

• Educating File that features proof of, or potential for instructing effectiveness. This may embrace a press release of instructing philosophy, a short description of your method to instructing, or temporary descriptions of some programs you have got taught or can be eager about instructing. Full syllabi should not required. (Connect beneath “Assertion of Educating/Analysis Pursuits”)

• Variety Assertion that articulates your demonstrated dedication and capability to contribute to range, fairness, and inclusion by way of analysis, instructing, mentoring, and/or neighborhood engagement.

• Portfolio, in digital format, of chosen latest analysis or inventive exercise (Connect as one doc, together with URLs as related, beneath “Checklist of Publications”)

Overview of purposes will start on October 31, 2023 and can proceed till the place is stuffed.

Inquiries concerning the place will be addressed to: mailto:[email protected]


The College of Alberta is dedicated to an equitable, various, and inclusive workforce. We welcome purposes from all certified individuals. We encourage candidates who’re girls; First Nations, Metis and Inuit; members of seen minority teams; individuals with disabilities; individuals of any sexual orientation or gender id and expression; and all those that could contribute to the additional diversification of concepts and the College to use.

All certified candidates are inspired to use; nevertheless, Canadians and everlasting residents will likely be given precedence. If appropriate Canadian residents or everlasting residents can’t be discovered, different people will likely be thought-about.

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The College of Alberta is dedicated to an equitable, various, and inclusive workforce. We welcome purposes from all certified individuals. We encourage girls; First Nations, Metis and Inuit individuals; members of seen minority teams; individuals with disabilities; individuals of any sexual orientation or gender id and expression; and all those that could contribute to the additional diversification of concepts and the College to use.

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