Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Creative Writing, Prose Fiction
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: English
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2019
Position End Date: June 30, 2020

The Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a one-year professorial contractually limited appointment in Creative Writing at the level of Sessional Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019.

An MA/MFA with a substantial record of professional experience in Creative Writing, Prose Fiction is required. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in creative writing, and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career. Demonstrated excellence in Prose Fiction; experience in genre writing (science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction, mystery, and/or detective fiction) is preferred; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability of university-level creative writing courses; one major publication in prose fiction or equivalent is required.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate education; will be expected to participate fully in Creative Writing teaching team work and program administration. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. The appointment will carry a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Lily Cho at englchr@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the “Affirmative Action Program Self-Id Forms” tab under which forms pertaining to Work Status Declaration (citizenship) and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their creative writing (maximum 30 pp.), a teaching dossier or evidence of student mentoring, and the names of three referees. These materials should to be sent via email to: Professor Lily Cho, Chair, Department of English, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: englchr@yorku.ca – (Subject line: "CLA – Creative Writing")

Referees will be contacted for letters for candidates who have been selected for the long list.


Posting End Date: March 1, 2019