Specialisation: 20th Century, particularly Postcolonial or Modernism (we need people in both areas; this is the first of what we hope will be a series of ads)
Sub-specialisation: Open (Digital Humanities is certainly welcome and is a strategic priority of both the Faculty of Arts and Science and the University more generally)
Starting-Salary: In the last 2 years, starting salaries at the U of L have ranged from $63k to $92k with an average of $75k (in other words, enough to make you too expensive for Nazareth College: http://cedarsdigest.wordpress.
Deadline: April 15, 2014 (we intend to review applications almost immediately after the deadline, so please emphasise this with your referees).
Further details: http://www.uleth.ca/hr/jobs/
Our vacancy is for a tenure track position in 20th Century literature in English. We are looking particularly for either Post Colonial or Modernism (areas in which we have had recent retirements or resignations). Although Digital Humanities is not a prerequisite for the position, it is welcome: DH is a strategic priority in the Faculty and the University and is a key component in a recent central administration application for $4.1 million to fund a new complex of specialised laboratories. Globalisation is also a strategic priority of the University.
The University of Lethbridge was Canada's top undergraduate research university in 2012 and remains in the top three. We are also putting significant resources into the development of our (relatively new) graduate school. The Department of English is a relatively small unit (currently 9 full time faculty members) with a strong research and teaching profile. Individual members of the department have great freedom to shape their research and teaching responsibilities. In most cases, faculty members are primarily responsible for developing the teaching programme in their area of research specialisation.
The University of Lethbridge is located in Southern Alberta, Canada. Lethbridge has a population of about 80,000 people. It is close (about 180km) to the Rocky Mountains and Calgary (225km). The University has about 8,000 students, of which about 300 are English majors.
Faculty in the Department have strong connections to researchers in neighbouring institutions (University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Victoria) as well as internationally: the Department is the home of DigitalMedievalist.org,globaloutlookdh.org, Digital Studies/Le champ numérique, and the Lethbridge Journal Incubator. It is a former host of the Text Encoding Initiative.