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Employment Opportunity


ENGL 160: Modern Prose Fiction
Department of English
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Canada K7L 3N6

The Department of English at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching the following on-campus course: ENGL 160/6.0: Modern Prose Fiction (Fall/Winter), ENGL 160 is a 100-level lecture course with an expected enrolment of 60 students. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near completion, with teaching experience at the University level in literary studies. This is a Fall and Winter Term appointment for the period September 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, with classes in session from September 5, 2019 to April 3, 2020, followed by an examination period.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during this process, please contact:  Karen Donnelly, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, or 613-533-6000, Ext. 74445.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada.” Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent and teaching dossier, etc. The candidate should also provide a sample course syllabus for ENGL 160 based on the description below. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent by email only to:

Dr. Margaret Pappano, Associate Head
c/o Karen Donnelly
Department of English
Queen’s University
49 Bader Lane
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6 

Applications will be received until July 5, 2019.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of English can be found at

Course Description:
ENGL 160/6.0 – Modern Prose Fiction 

This course is designed to promote interest in and understanding of modern prose fiction by introducing students to a selection of the best novels and short stories of the 20th century. British, American, and Canadian authors are represented. 
NOTE: Enrolment is limited to students not registered in an ENGL Plan. This course cannot be counted toward an ENGL Plan nor used as a prerequisite for upper-year ENGL courses.
LEARNING HOURS   240 (72L;168P) 
PREREQUISITE    Level 2 or above, or permission of the Department.

POSTED:  June 7, 2019