Job Title:
Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Black Anglophone Literature

UBCO | Faculty | Department of English and Cultural Studies | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (Michael Treschow)

Posting End Date:
January 16, 2021.

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Department of English and Cultural Studies
Black Anglophone Literature

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (research stream) position in Black Anglophone Literature. Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: Black transatlantic studies; Black Indigenous literatures; relevant national literatures (e.g., Caribbean, African, American, and/or Canadian); concepts of place and location; early modern literature; 18th-century literature; modernism; speculative fiction; electronic literature; Afro-futurism; environmental literatures; and life-writing. The position will be held in the Department of English and Cultural Studies and will begin on July 1, 2021.

Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. or equivalent (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in English or a closely related field. Applicants must have an active scholarly profile and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service, and to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate level across a wide range of subject areas in the humanities and fine arts. The English program within FCCS offers a wide variety of courses in areas such as indigenous literatures, postcolonial literatures, media studies, ecocriticism, critical and cultural theory, and the digital humanities. The ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement. As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at FCCS seeks to build on its commitments to anti-racist pedagogies, expressed in the prominent place of race and race studies in courses ranging from postcolonial literature to the poetry and prose of the 17th century; to cultural safety training for faculty in relation to Indigenous pedagogies; and to our recent curriculum developments aimed at supporting UBC’s institution-wide emphasis on the Indigenization of our degrees.   For a full list of our programs, please consult the Faculty’s web page at

Application materials must include the following:  A letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence or record of teaching effectiveness, research plan, and examples of scholarly research. 

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by Dr. Michael Treschow, Head, Department of English and Cultural Studies at with the subject line “Black Anglophone Literature.  Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Michael Treschow at

Review of applications will begin soon after January 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply:–tenure-track—Black-Anglophone-Literature_JR372


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