Assistant Teaching Professor
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
The Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics at Thompson Rivers University welcomes applications for a twelve-month Limited Term Contract appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor from candidates who self-identify as a member of an equity-seeking group and whose area of teaching specialization broadens our offerings in the history of race, gender, and social justice in Canada.
Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: Black Canadian history; migration and transnationalism; Indigenous histories; medicine and health; colonialism and decolonization; environmental history; religious and ethnic diversity; and the history of social movements.
Assistant Teaching Professors at TRU teach eight courses during the academic year. The successful candidate for this position will teach three courses in Fall 2021, three in Winter 2022, and two in Summer 2022. Candidates must be able to teach existing survey courses in Canadian History, including Introduction to Canadian History (HIST 1120) and Post-Confederation Canada (HIST 1220), as well as a range of special topics courses at the lower and upper levels, including Race and Racism in Canada (HIST 4250), History of Social Movements (HIST 2480), and Race, Gender, and Power (HIST 4030). The Department will work with the successful candidate to determine two new courses in their area of specialization, for Summer 2022, in ways that support their career goals and broaden the diversity of options for our students.
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a uniquely comprehensive, student-focused institution built on over 40 years of excellence in post-secondary education and training. TRU's spectacular main campus is located on the traditional land of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc people in Kamloops, BC and is a mere four-hour drive from Vancouver, in the heart of the southern BC interior. Kamloops offers world class tourism and recreation, excellent cultural, social, and economic opportunities, as well as over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.
Applicants should have a completed PhD in Canadian History, although we welcome PhD candidates and applicants with Master's Degrees with accumulated experience that contributes to engaged scholarly teaching. Academic qualifications for this position will be considered in a holistic context. The successful candidate will be a committed and passionate teacher and have evidence of effective teaching or of their potential to be an outstanding teacher committed to scholarly teaching.
Applications will be reviewed commencing July 2, 2021 and may continue until position is filled.
The Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics in the Faculty of Arts at TRU recognizes that diversity enriches our department, campus, and community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics affirms our commitment to nurturing a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity.
Thompson Rivers 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, Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
|Primary Category:||Canadian History / Studies