Contemporary World Literatures (Assistant Professor Without Review)

May 26, 2023

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint one Assistant Professor Without Review, for a period of 1 year in the field of Contemporary World Literatures. The ability to teach in Black Studies would be an asset.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching.

The Department is committed to equity and diversity. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

Applicants should apply through the UBC website ( by June 26, 2023, and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to

Anticipated start date: as early as July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities:

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.