The University of British Columbia is still seeking a new creative writing chair following its firing of high-profile author Steven Galloway back in June.
Galloway was accused of sexual assault in November of 2015, but said the only allegation that was substantiated was that he had a two-year affair with a student.
Galloway was eventually dismissed from the University after an investigation by a former B.C. Supreme Court justice, who cited “a record of misconduct that resulted in an irreparable breach of trust.”
Annabel Lyon and Linda Svendsen were named as acting co-chairs of the program last November.
The university says in a job posting on its website for Galloway’s former position that it is looking for a “supportive, collaborative leader who fosters an environment of inclusion and compassion for faculty, staff and students.”
The presumed start date for the position is July 1, 2017.
The University says the ideal candidate will need to have both an international profile and experience in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Story by Trevor Knapp