Thompson Rivers University, Assistant Teaching Professor
Assistant Teaching Professor
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
The Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics in the Faculty of Arts at Thompson Rivers University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor in American History or Canadian History, temporal focus open. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in American or Canadian History, and help to broaden our offerings in the area of political and/or social movements, broadly construed. They will have the opportunity to develop courses related specifically to their area of expertise, and to contribute to graduate teaching and supervision in the proposed Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Justice program. The ability to support the interdisciplinary Political Studies major (currently under development), through the teaching of cross-listed History-Political Studies courses, would be considered an asset.
The Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics is a warm, collegial department that encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and exchange both within and outside the department, and is deeply committed to nurturing a positive, inclusive environment at TRU. We especially encourage and welcome applications from candidates who would contribute to the diversification of our faculty, and who self-identify as a member of an equity-deserving group. We are seeking, in particular, to increase representation by BIPOC faculty in the department, in recognition of the historic underrepresentation of non-White faculty in higher education in Canada. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage diverse student populations. Candidates are invited to describe their approach to considering equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization in their scholarly teaching and service in their application.
The successful candidate will be a committed and passionate teacher and have evidence of effective teaching or evidence of potential to be an outstanding teacher committed to scholarly teaching. Our department offers a BA in History (Major and Minor), and a wide range of opportunities to engage in scholarly teaching and mentorship activities outside of the classroom, including a thriving annual undergraduate student conference. Assistant Teaching Professors at TRU teach eight courses during the academic year (80% scholarly teaching, 20% service). The successful candidate will engage in active service work to support and sustain our rich programming, and to contribute to the collegiality of the department, division, and institution.
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 American or Canadian History, although we are open to ABD PhD candidates with accumulated experience that contributes to engaged scholarly teaching. Academic qualifications for this position will be considered in a holistic context.
Applications will be reviewed commencing January 10, 2022 and may continue until position is filled.
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
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies