University of Toronto - Scarborough, Historical and Cultural Studies
Assistant Professor, Africa and the History of Development
|Institution Type:||College / University|
The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a three-year contractually limited term appointment in the area of African History and the History of Development (51% Historical and Cultural Studies / 49% Centre for Critical Development Studies). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2014 and end on June 30, 2017.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in History, African Studies, and/or Development Studies at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. They will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research including practical experience with innovative research methods. We also seek someone who will be able to communicate effectively as an undergraduate teacher and be willing to contribute to the intellectual life of the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Critical Development Studies.
Specific fields of specialization might include the history of capitalist expansion in Africa, colonialism and development in Africa, rural or urban development, and/or gender, labour and development in Africa. The Department and the Centre are both committed to collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. The successful applicant will also contribute to the African Studies minor program which is based in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply at http://uoft.me/academicopportunities (Job#1301150). Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi relevant to the position), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact Prof. Daniel Bender, Chair, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies or Prof. Paul Kingston, Director, Centre for Critical Development Studies. All application materials should be submitted online.
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to the Department at AfricaHisSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca.
The closing date for applications is November 15, 2013.
Professor Daniel E. Bender
Department of Historical and Cultural Studies
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Rural History / Studies
Urban History / Studies