University of British Columbia, History
Assistant Professor, Modern International History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in modern international history, broadly construed, with an expected start date of 1 July 2014. The committee is particularly interested in work that explores international, transnational, or global dynamics in innovative ways. In addition to inter-state relations, relevant research areas include, but are not limited to, empire, post-colonialism, race, religion, human rights, development, the environment, gender, cultural relations, conflict and violence, and global governance. All applications are welcome, but preference will be given to scholars whose work lies within the period from the late nineteenth century onwards and to those whose research complements and expands on the department's existing strengths. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or be near completion), and are expected to provide evidence of innovation and excellence in research, as demonstrated by their published contributions or potential contributions to scholarship in the field. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required. In addition to offering courses within his or her area of specialization, the successful candidate will contribute to the university's interdisciplinary undergraduate program in International Relations by teaching War and Society and/or International History in the Twentieth Century, both of which are required fourth-year history courses within the international relations major.
Candidates interested in the academic programs of the History Department should visit the departmental website [http://www.history.ubc.ca/], particularly its page on Research Clusters [http://www.history.ubc.ca/cluster/thematic]. Information on the university's International Relations Program can be found at the following address: http://ir.arts.ubc.ca.
Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/16224 and be prepared to upload a C.V., a description of current and future research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and up to three samples of scholarship, including published articles, unpublished papers, or book chapters. Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters of reference from three referees sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Ms. Jocelyn Smith, Modern International History Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, Room 1297, 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA. All materials should be received by 1 October 2013. Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr Jessica Wang, by email at email@example.com
This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Jocelyn Smith, Secretary, Modern International History Search
|Primary Category:||Diplomacy and International Relations