Course Instructor | Winter 2021 | Celtic Studies | SMC345H1S Writing Ireland

Closed for Applications

Teach the course, mark assignments and tests in a timely fashion, hold one office hour per week. Follow College and University code of conduct and policies.

Please note as of the posting date for this position, the course is designated to be offered as dual delivery (synchronous in-person and online lecture). Delivery is subject to change in keeping with broader guidance from public health authorities and the Faculty of Arts and Science.

  • Start Date
    January 2, 2021
  • Department
    Office of the Principal
  • Compensation
  • How to Apply
  • Terms

    Course description: This course looks at some of the major literary figures of Ireland in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, writing in both Irish and English. Authors examined may include W. B. Yeats, Patrick Pearse, Nuala NĂ­ Dhomhnaill, Seán Ă“ Riordáin, Seamus Heaney and Claire Keegan. Through a close reading of poetry, prose and critical texts, students will examine how Ireland’s past, present and future are variously figured in its greatest modern literature. All Irish-language works will be read in English translation.

    For more information about the course, please contact the coordinator of Celtic Studies, Prof. Brent Miles at

    Qualifications: PhD or or has an MA in a Celtic or cognate field. University-level teaching experience in this field, with evidence of successful teaching, is preferred. Evidence of active research interests and of ability to mentor students in research projects is required.

    Number of positions: 1
    Title/position: Course Instructor

    Estimated course enrolment: 40
    Estimate TA support: None
    Class schedule: Tuesday 5-7
    Dates of appointment: January 2, 2021 – April 30, 2021
    Application process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and the names of two referees to:

    University of St. Michael’s College c/o Office of the Principal


    Disclaimer: Please note that this position is tentative, pending funding, final course determinations and enrolments.

    This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 4 Collective Agreement.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

    The University of St. Michael’s College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, people who take a religiously informed view of human experience, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

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

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