University of Saskatchewan, History
Tenure-track position in Canadian/Aboriginal/Native-Newcomer History
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College of Arts & Science
The Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor who specializes in Canadian Aboriginal/Native-Newcomer History for appointment effective July 1, 2014.
The appointee’s expertise will fall into the Department’s identified signature area in Native-Newcomer/Aboriginal History. The Department welcomes candidates who show familiarity as well with, and whose expertise complements, one or more of its other areas of the Department’s research specialization: History of the Great Plains; Environmental History; Science, Medicine and Health; Gender and Sexuality; Twentieth-Century Politics, Culture and Public Policy. The Department is interested in candidates with research and teaching interest in Aboriginal identities, comparative Aboriginal history, Aboriginal cultural history, Aboriginal policies, and community-engaged teaching and research. Aboriginal scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. The applicant who is selected will be an expert on Canada and/or one or more of its regions, and will specialize in post-contact Native-Newcomer/Aboriginal History. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Canadian History survey courses as well as more specialized undergraduate courses in Canadian Aboriginal/Native-Newcomer History and participate in the Department’s active graduate program.
The successful candidate will need to have met all the requirements for a PhD by the time of appointment and will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program. Applicants should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and graduate supervision. A competitive package of start-up grants for research purposes will be available upon hiring.
The Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan has 20 faculty, strong research programs in a variety of fields, a graduate program with approximately 80 students, half of whom are PhD candidates, and an energetic and innovative undergraduate program.
The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, and the sciences and is home to over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 325 faculty, including 14 Canada Research Chairs (two of which are located in the Department of History). The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international collaboration.
The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, a city with diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a variety of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to a student population of nearly 21, 000.
Information about the Department, the College, the University and the city of Saskatoon can be found on the web at www.usask.ca and www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca. See also www.usask.ca/history for more information on the Department
Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference, and send letters of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience, and sample of scholarly writing to:
Dr. Jim Handy, Head,
Department of History,
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan,
9 Campus Drive,
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5.
Electronic applications are strongly encouraged (PDF files preferred). They may be sent by email to email@example.com
Deadline for receipt of applications and letters of reference is: Nov. 8th, 2013
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications for those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Dr. Jim Handy, Head
Department of History
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5