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Social/Cultural Studies Programme at MUN's Grenfell Campus Seeks Folklore Professor

Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee
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The Social/Cultural Studies Programme, within the School of Arts and Social Science, at Memorial University of Newfoundland's (MUN) Grenfell Campus, invites applications for an 8-month position in Folklore, at the rank of assistant professor or lecturer depending on the qualifications. The S/CS program is an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree linking anthropology, folklore and sociology. Applicants with a PhD and evidence of effective teaching experience will be given priority, but candidates with a PhD near completion may be considered. The position will begin on September 1, 2019 and end on April 30, 2020.

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), has a population of more than 1,300 students and emphasizes innovative approaches to teaching and learning, research and engagement. Experiential learning, impactful research, and strong community relationships are the hallmarks of Grenfell Campus’ profile.

The successful candidate must be prepared to teach three courses in the Fall semester: Folklore 1000 (Introduction to Folklore), FOLK/ANTH 2300 (Newfoundland Folklore) and a 3000-level folklore course in their area of research/scholarly interest and experience. In the Winter semester, the successful candidate must be prepared to teach: FOLK 1000 (Introduction to Folklore), FOLK 2100 (Folklore Research Methods An Introduction) and a 2000-level anthropology or a 3000-level folklore course in their area of research/scholarly interest and experience. These courses may be subject to change. An interdisciplinary or cross-cultural research focus, and/or a teaching background that includes a familiarity with anthropology, is preferred. Indigenous lived experience would be an asset.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 22nd, 2019. A letter of application along with a curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness and a sample course outline) and the names and contact information for three references should be sent in electronic form to: Dr. Laura Robinson, Dean, School of Arts and Social Science, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6P9. Telephone: (709) 637-6202; email:

All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will reflect qualifications and experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement governing faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities. 

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