University of British Columbia, History
Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow: African History
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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW: African History
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Department of History at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in African History, to begin 1 July 2014. This position is aimed at enabling innovative and collaborative teaching between the postdoctoral fellow and an outstanding professor-supervisor at the same time as it helps to launch the career of a new scholar showing early promise as an excellent university teacher and researcher.
More can be found about the department at http://www.history.ubc.ca/. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of faculty members and graduate students whose interests directly intersect with the histories of African peoples and their diasporas, and with the history of the continent of Africa. The candidate may want to review UBC’s interdisciplinary program in African Studies, an overview of which may be found at: http://www.africanstudies.arts.ubc.ca.. This fellowship will provide the successful candidate with ample opportunities to contribute to UBC’s burgeoning program in African Studies and to interact with faculty and students from across the university.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will be appointed for one year, beginning 1 July 2014. Applicants will normally be within 3 years of being awarded the Ph.D. Successful candidates will be expected to continue to pursue their research program and to teach three single-semester undergraduate courses per year under the supervision of their professor-supervisor. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.
Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/17825) and be prepared to upload a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of research interests, a sample of written work, and a C.V. Demonstrable expertise in teaching a survey course in African History, and in Sub-Saharan African History in particular, will enhance the applications of all candidates, each of whom should submit syllabi reflecting such expertise. Syllabi in other, more specialized fields of African History also should be submitted.
Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters of reference from three referees sent by e-mail to Ms Janet Mui of the History Department, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Paul Krause at email@example.com.
Complete applications received by 4 April 2014, will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Paul Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should arrange to have confidential letters of reference from three referees sent by e-mail to Janet Mui email@example.com of the History Department
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies