Literatures and Languages of the World – Assistant Professor (Comparative Literature)

Posted 6 months ago

Université de Montréal

Location: Quebec
Date posted: 2023-09-05
Advertised until: 2023-11-04

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Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Department of Literatures and Languages of the World
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Job Description
The Department of Literatures and Languages of the World at the University of Montreal is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature with specialization in literary theory. Such fields of expertise might include media theory and media studies; feminist, gender, and queer studies; theories of care; environmental humanities; research-creation and narrative medicine; Indigenous studies; inter-/trans-Asian studies; diaspora studies.

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, contribute to the activities of the Department and the University, and develop an excellent record of research, publications, and scholarly presentations. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the high-level training of researchers in literary, cultural, media, and art-research studies and must be capable of working across multiple languages in an interdisciplinary environment.


  • Completed Ph.D. in comparative literature, literary studies, or a related discipline;
  • Significant publication record in the field;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver university education;
  • Adequate knowledge of written and spoken French or a strong commitment to achieve the proficiency level required in accordance with the Université de Montréal’s Language Policy; (the University offers a learning support program to all faculty wishing to learn or improve their communication skills in French);
  • Knowledge of at least one more language and literary/cultural other than the French- and English-language traditions.

How to Submit Your Application
The application package to be sent to the Interim Chair must contain the following documents:

  • Cover letter (per the requirements of the Government of Canada, the letter 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”);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement on future research plans (maximum two pages);
  • Statement on teaching philosophy and pedagogy (maximum one page);
  • Sample syllabus;
  • Teaching evaluations;
  • Publication sample (recent);
  • Three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department interim chair by the referees.

The application package and letters of recommendation must be sent by email before November 15th, 2023 to:

Professor Guy Lanoue, Interim Chair
c/o Isabelle Lamarre

Additional information about the position
Reference number: FAS 09-23 / 3
Application deadline : November 15th, 2023, inclusively
Salary: Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
Starting date: As of June 1st, 2024

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program (EAEP), UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it.

UdeM embraces a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws, and therefore encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their characteristics. However, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

In order to measure the impact of its equity, diversity and inclusion actions, UdeM is collecting data on applicants identifying themselves with one of the groups targeted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, namely women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and people with limitations. To this end, we thank you for completing this self-identification questionnaire. The information you provide through this form is strictly confidential and will be shared only with those responsible for the UdeM EAEP. If you wish, you may also indicate that you belong to one of the targeted groups in your cover letter, which will be reviewed by the selection committee and the assembly of peers.

Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.

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