Concordia University - Montreal, History Department
History of the Black Atlantic - Tenure-Track Position in History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of History invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in the history of the Black Atlantic, broadly defined, from the 15th century onward. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered. We welcome those with research interests from the full range of themes and foci animating this sub-field — including but not limited to histories of slavery, law, race, gender and sexuality, empire, economy, environment, science and medicine, religion, social movements, and political thought. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on November 30, and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must have a PhD in History or closely related field, with the degree in hand by September 2021. Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area.
Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio‐cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.
As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:
- teaching about underrepresented populations
- mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
- conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved communities
- committee work
- offering or organizing educational programming
- participation in training and workshops
Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.
Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.
Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. Matthew Penney, Chair, Department of History, via email: History.Chair@concordia.ca. They must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code 20_T_HIST_M, a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by November 30, 2020 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence August 1, 2021.
|Primary Category:||Atlantic History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
Black History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies