McMaster University

McMaster University

Academic Posting in the Faculty of Humanities

Department of French

Contractually Limited Appointment, Assistant Professor Level

Literature and Culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance and the Contemporary Imaginary

The Department of French at McMaster University invites applications for a one year non-renewable contractually limited appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Middle Ages and Renaissance for the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

The successful candidate will possess scholarly interest and publications in one or more of the following: Literature and culture; religion; politics and society; voyages, “discoveries” and exchanges; Middle Ages and Renaissance and the contemporary imaginary (i.e.: in the contemporary popular culture).  The candidate must hold a PhD and preferably be the author of publications relevant to the position.  He/she will contribute significantly to the Department’s new PhD Program and M.A. Program, as well as to the undergraduate teaching in literature and language. Preference will be given to candidates with an interdisciplinary background and knowledge of digital media.  University teaching experience is an asset.  The position complements the Department’s thematic emphasis on Francophonie and diversity, as well as the university’s commitment to innovation in teaching and research, to international perspectives, and to digital culture.

The current minimum salary at the rank of Assistant Professor is $66,243.00 plus benefits.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, three letters of reference, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, sample course outlines and teaching evaluations to:

Dr. Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed
Chair, Selection Committee
Department of French
McMaster University, TSH-515,
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M2

All documentation submitted in support of your application becomes the property of the University and is not returnable.

Applications received by April 15, 2012 will be assured of consideration.  Applicants should arrange for the three letters of reference to reach the department by the same date.

For further information on the Department of French, please see:

Posted: March 6, 2012

Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247).
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