Ryerson University, Department of History
Assistant Professor, Urban History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2017, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is urban history (excluding Canada and the United States), time period open. We seek candidates whose work is grounded in the historiography and methods of urban history and analyzes key historical moments in the development, cultures, economies, and/or politics of cities, urban formations and their populations.
Candidates must have completed a PhD in history or a related field (dissertation successfully defended on or before 7 November 2016) and are expected to participate fully in the academic life of the Department of History, the Faculty of Arts, and the University. They must provide evidence of high-quality teaching abilities and student training (as demonstrated by teaching assessments and/or evaluations), together with evidence of collegial service. Candidates must have an established scholarly record and demonstrate the ability to maintain a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda and collaborate with other university departments, partners and the community. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in the creation of an urban-focused History MA program, which is in development, and must show capacity for graduate teaching and supervision. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to join Ryerson’s interdisciplinary programs, including the BA in Arts and Contemporary Studies.
Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to and meaningful experience with the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work with a diverse student population.
How to apply?
Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/). Applications must contain the following components uploaded as a single PDF file:
- a letter of application and curriculum vitae
- two recent samples of scholarly research production
- the results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
- the names of at least three individuals who may be contacted for reference letters
Applicants are asked to indicate in their application if they are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/teaching/documents/RFA_CA/RFA_Collective_Agreement-July_1_2011_to_June_30_2015.pdf.
The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca.
A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.
Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Lindsay Wiener, HR Consulting Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at email@example.com.
Applications must be received by Friday, November 11th, 2016. Confidential inquiries may be directed to Dr. Catherine Ellis, Department Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Mailed and emailed applications will not be accepted.
|Primary Category:||Urban History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Eastern Europe History / Studies