Tuesday, October 20, 2009

94. Rhetoric/Social Linguistics

Institution: Ryerson University
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Linguistics
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/19/2009
Application Due: 12/14/2009
Type: Full Time
Rhetoric/Social Linguistics

The Department of English at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Rhetoric/Social Linguistics at the Assistant Professor level. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2010. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. A PhD in English is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated record of research achievement, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a capacity for collegial service.

Known for innovative approaches and cutting-edge scholarship, our Department is research intensive, with expertise in Canadian, American, British, Diasporic and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures ranging from the seventeenth century to the present in a diversity of fields and genres. Current faculty projects include building a digital humanities site, editing scholarly and creative journals, and participating in national and international research collaborations. A vibrant and forward-looking Department, we have curricular offerings for an English minor, an English Option within the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Studies, and an MA in the Literatures of Modernity. Our faculty also contribute to interdisciplinary graduate programs in Communication and Culture and Immigration and Settlement Studies. With our downtown campus located in the heart of cosmopolitan Toronto, we teach a diverse range of students in a dynamic environment that makes the most of trans-disciplinary opportunities and creative pedagogies.

Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. More than 95 undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

This position falls under the Ryerson Faculty Association (www.ryerson.ca/~rfa) jurisdiction. For details on the Ryerson Faculty Association Collective Agreement and the University's RFA Benefits Summary, please visit www.ryerson.ca/hr/working/docs/rfa_collective_agreement_09.pdf and www.ryerson.ca/hr/working/etoolkit/benefits/rfa/ respectively.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching dossier and a sample of their published work by December 14, 2009 to Dr. Dennis Denisoff, Chair, Department of English, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3. Please note that faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.
Application Information
Postal Address: Dr. Dennis Denisoff
Department of English
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5B 2K3

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