Assistant Professor of English Literature

Briercrest College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of English Literature, commencing August 15, 2018 (subject to final budgetary approval).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a generous English literature curriculum in Briercrest’s engaging, intellectual and spiritual environment where the liberal arts, alongside biblical studies, stand at the core of all undergraduate degree programs. While candidates in all areas will be carefully considered, a specialization in post-1800 British literatures will be considered an asset. Candidates should possess a PhD (although exceptional ABDs may be considered) and demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the church.

Questions about the nature of the post may be directed to Dr. Don Taylor, Dean of the College (  Applicants should submit a cover letter, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three professional references to: Mr. Adrian Leister ( Director of Human Resources, 510 College Drive, Briercrest College, Caronport, SK, S0H 0S0. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2018.

Briercrest College and Seminary is a private post-secondary institution in the evangelical Protestant tradition that enrolls over 600 students in 18 undergraduate and graduate programs including degrees in various forms of Christian ministry, Applied Linguistics, Biblical and Theological studies, Music, the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business Administration.  Our BA English (and Honours) is authorized as a university-level degree by the province of Saskatchewan.

Candidates must be committed to historic Christian orthodoxy and be sympathetic to the traditions of the college and seminary. All employees agree to sign a doctrinal statement and code of conduct. Information about the school can be found at the institutional web site,

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. While Briercrest College and Seminary hires on the basis of merit, we are committed to the principle of equity in employment.

I learned not to take the easy answers when dealing with Scripture and theology, but to deal with uncomfortable and challenging questions, wrestling with both the text and my own biases to best determine what is true and God-pleasing.
Trevor Loken (Seminary)