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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Career Opportunities: Laurentian University


With its main campus located in Sudbury, Ontario, a city and region offering unique cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities, Laurentian University (LU) offers an outstanding university experience, in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education.

The Department of English invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions.


(1) A tenure-track appointment in Aboriginal Rhetorics and Literatures in Canada at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2013. The position will contribute to both the English Literature and the Rhetoric and Media Studies streams at the undergraduate level as well as the interdisciplinary M.A. in the Humanities. The successful candidate will be expected to develop new courses in Canadian literature and in traditional and emerging rhetorics, which may include oral traditions, story-telling practices, film-making, digital media or public discourse in Canada. There will be a significant opportunity to integrate classroom learning with real-world experience, for example, through projects and placements in Aboriginal communities. The Department of English has a history of partnerships with various Aboriginal organizations including the Debajehmujig Theatre Group, the Weengushk Film Institute and the Indigenous Health Research Development Program, and the successful candidate will continue to develop these relationships.


(2) A tenure-track appointment in Comparative Indigenous Literatures of the Americas at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate literature courses in English and Spanish from an Indigenous perspective, and to participate in the interdisciplinary M.A. in the Humanities. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of English with a cross appointment to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.


The Department of History invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions.


(1) Un poste francophone menant à la permanence en histoire autochtone nord-américaine au rang de professeur(e) adjoint(e). Entrée en fonction: le 1er juillet 2013. Les tâches liées au poste comprennent l’enseignement en français aux niveaux du premier et du deuxième cycle, des travaux de recherche et des responsabilités administratives. Les qualifications requises consistent en un doctorat en histoire (ou alors presque terminé) et une excellence démontrée en recherche et en enseignement dans le ou les domaines de spécialisation. Les candidates et candidats sont priés de soumettre un exposé de leurs recherches actuelles et planifiées, un dossier d’enseignement, un curriculum vitae et trois lettres de recommandation.


(2) An English-language tenure-track appointment in North American Indigenous history at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2013. Qualified candidates with expertise in the areas of northern, rural, or health history are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in English at the undergraduate level, and to participate in the M.A. program. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. or be near to completion, with demonstrated research productivity and teaching experience. Candidates should submit a statement of current and prospective research, a teaching dossier, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.


If you have any questions, would like the complete job profile(s) or wish to discuss either of these opportunities further, please contact Brock Higgins at (613) 680-0077 or
brock@leadersinternational.com.

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