University of Alberta, History and Classics
Assistant Lecturer in East Asian History
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Competition No. - A110240887
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.
The Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta invites applications for an Assistant Lecturer in the history of East Asia, with a starting date of September 1, 2020. This is a two-year, eight-month full-time position, with a teaching load of three courses per semester.
Applicants must hold a PhD in the history of East Asia, field and specialization open, or be ABD with a firm expectation of completing the PhD before August 1, 2020. Demonstrated effectiveness in university teaching and the ability to teach broadly in East Asian history are requirements for the position. Proficiency in one or more East Asian language is expected.
Responsibilities for the position include:
Teaching three undergraduate courses per semester. The teaching assignment will vary depending on the person’s specialization and program needs, but will usually include a two-semester survey of East Asian history (pre- and post-1500) and more specialized courses at the senior undergraduate level.
Service responsibilities directly related to the teaching assignment (student advising, office hours) and participation in department meetings.
Although this is primarily a teaching position, the lecturer is expected to remain current with the relevant literature in their field. The appointee may be eligible to hold internal and external research grants as a member of the academic staff of the University, and will have access to a modest annual allowance for research activity and/or conference participation.
Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in Canada, with a population of approximately one million and a rich and diverse cultural life, including active communities of East Asian origin. The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada. The Department of History and Classics has a long record of research and teaching on East Asian history, dating back to the hiring of Dr. Brian Evans in 1961.
This position is a limited-term Academic Teaching Staff appointment (T8) governed by the collective agreement between the University of Alberta and the Association of Academic Staff at the University of Alberta. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with this Agreement and the negotiated salary scales, and offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Apply online by submitting: cover letter, with the names of two referees (see below), curriculum vitae, teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of (potential for) teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) (submit as an attachment under “Statement of Teaching/Research Interests”).
Applicants are further expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference via email to email@example.com. Please enter “Reference Letter – History of East Asia Lecturer” in the subject line.
To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).
Questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Ryan Dunch, Chair of History and Classics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will start on March 2, 2020. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
How to Apply: Please apply online at http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110240887/Apply/
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
Dr. Ryan Dunch, Chair of History and Classics
|Primary Category:||East Asian History / Studies