English – Canada Research Chair (Tier II) (closing date: January 14, 2011)


English Canada Research Chair (Tier II) (closing date: January 14, 2011)
Carleton Universitys Department of English, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, invites applications for nomination for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (http://www.chairs.gc.ca/).

We seek an outstanding candidate whose research strengths intersect with the theoretical area which constitutes the central focus of our doctoral program, The Production of Literature: questions about what people understand by the idea of literature in different times and places, and why it matters; about who should have access to literature, either as readers or writers; about the power of literature to forge communities, and in doing so, to be a force for change; and about how these issues are mediated by the shaping influence of broader legal, technological, political, and social contexts. All historical and geographical areas are eligible. Candidates whose work frames these issues in terms of either New Digital Media or issues related to globalization are especially welcome. More information about our doctoral program can be found at: http://www.carleton.ca/ENGLISH/gradstudies/phd_program.html

This position is dependent upon final approval by the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program. The successful candidate will work with the University to submit a nomination for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the spring 2011 competition. Tier II chairs are intended for recently established scholars (within 10 years of Ph.D.). The successful candidate must be eligible for SSHRC funding. Appointment is anticipated for January 1 or July 1, 2012 subject to approval of the nomination by the CRC program.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and statements of teaching and research interests, should be emailed to paul_keen@carleton.ca. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email. Applications will not be considered complete until the letters are received. Initial screening of complete applications will begin on January 14, 2011 and continue until the applicant is chosen and has agreed to let his/her name stand.

Located in the nations capital, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff and researchers provide more than 24,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study, including public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology, and international studies. Carletons creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts. As an innovative institution Carleton is uniquely committed to developing solutions to real-world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Entry was posted on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 2:42 pm in News

Posted by: Daniel Paul O’Donnell (daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca).

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