McMaster University, History - The Wilson Institute for Canadian History
L.R. Wilson Assistant Professorship in Canadian History - 2 Year appointment
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The Lynton R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University in conjunction with the Department of History and Faculty of Humanities is looking to fill one L.R. Wilson Assistant Professorship in Canadian History.
The Wilson Institute has as its mission the rethinking of Canadian History within a globalization framework. This perspective involves studying the ways in which Canadians have contributed to and been influenced by transnational or supranational phenomena such as international migration, Diaspora politics, religious movements, changing conceptions of human rights, gender and civil society, popular culture, epidemics, wars, and global finance and trade, to take just a few examples.
The Wilson Assistant Professorship will be awarded to a new scholar who shows early promise as an excellent university teacher and researcher. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the mandate of the Institute, interacting on teaching and research with the Wilson Chair, other fellows and associated faculty members. The Assistant Professorship includes responsibility for teaching a Level III course, “Canada in a World of Empires, 1492-1919”, and a Level IV seminar “Canada: Peoples and Colonies in an Age of Empires”. Other teaching responsibilities will be negotiated but may include the Canadian survey courses and senior seminars in the Department.
The successful applicant will be awarded a two year, contractually limited appointment to the Department of History beginning on 1 July 2013, and receive, in the first year, a minimum salary of $66,243.00 plus benefits. The two-year appointment is not renewable. The applicant will receive a $5000.00 research and professional development allowance, and be eligible to apply for additional travel, research or publication funds from the Wilson Institute. Applicants must have received their PhD after 1 January 2010 or be scheduled to receive their PhD by 1 June 2013. Completed applications must include a covering letter, a CV, and two (2) letters of reference, including one from the dissertation advisor and some indication of the relationship of the candidate’s research to the mission of the Institute. Although applicants need not have any teaching experience, some evidence of teaching potential would be helpful.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Electronic applications and letters of reference will be accepted. All complete applications received before 15 April 2013 will be assured of consideration. An applicant for any of the advertised positions at the Wilson Institute will be considered for all positions for which she/he is eligible. Only one complete application to the Wilson Institute is necessary. Send to Edita Marinic, Administrative Assistant, Wilson Institute for Canadian History, Chester New Hall, Room 619, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L9. email@example.com
|Primary Category:||Canadian History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Atlantic History / Studies