Assistant Professor of Canadian History Posting Number F142P
Department/Unit History Location Halifax
About the opportunity: The Department of History at Dalhousie University invites applications from junior academics for an early-career tenure-stream position in nineteenth- or twentieth-century Canadian History at the Assistant Professor level, effective 1 July 2021. The position is open to historians of Canada with a focus on Law, Justice and Society. Furthermore, the committee is particularly but not exclusively interested in historians whose research addresses transnational issues and/or the carceral state. Although prior teaching experience is not necessary, the successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses that qualify for the Law, Justice and Society program [HIST 3226, Law and Justice in Canadian Society to 1890, and HIST 3227, Criminal Law, Crime, and Punishment in Canada, 1890 to the Present], with the other courses to be determined in consultation between the candidate and the Department. The courses will include both seminars and lectures. The Department of History has both MA and PhD programmes in Canadian History. Therefore, some graduate teaching is expected. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by 1 July 2021 and demonstrate potential for excellence as a teacher and a scholar. The position is subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit https://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity Applications will be accepted until December 1 and must include the following: • A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee (maximum 2 pages) • A complete CV • A teaching dossier that addresses teaching effectiveness and philosophy • A representative publication, if applicable, or a writing sample of not more than 20 pages • Names and contact details for three referees; reference letters will be solicited after the files are reviewed. Please apply for this position directly via PeopleAdmin. The posting can be found at http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/4620 Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs across 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged into upwards of twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees. Further information about the Department and the University can be obtained at http://www.dal.ca/history. Open Date 10/22/2020 Close Date 12/01/2020 Open Until Filled No Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/4620 Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV) Cover Letter Teaching Dossier Sample Publication(s) List of referees Optional Documents