University of the Fraser Valley, Department of History and Peace and Conflict Studies (Joint Appointment
Assistant Professor, Environmental History/Climate Justice
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
The Department of History and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of the Fraser Valley in the College of Arts invite applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental History/Climate Justice, with a specialization in the Global South. This is a fulltime cross-appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing August 1, 2022. The University of the Fraser Valley, located 75 kilometres outside of Vancouver, British Columbia in the beautiful eastern Fraser Valley, is a fully accredited, post-secondary institution with a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence.
The successful candidate will teach in both the History Department and Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Program, with workload allocated primarily in History. The successful candidate will offer introductory courses in environmental history, upper-level courses in their area of specialization and three courses per year in the PACS program. The ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students outside of research specializations will be expected. Evidence of scholarly achievement in research and writing as well as proof of undergraduate teaching excellence is required. Demonstrated experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, on-line, and computer-assisted learning) and the ability to engage students in technology enhanced learning is required. Experience working in the field is an asset. Candidates will be expected to initiate, support, and work on community-engaged teaching and learning initiatives in local, regional and/or national settings.
In filling this position we are committed to acting to address historical imbalances in Indigenous, Black, and Peoples of Colour, student, staff, and faculty representation at the University of the Fraser Valley in the spirit of our institution’s EDI Action Plan and associated reports. As such, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups. The Department of History and the PACS program are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment to recruit, retain, champion, and support IBPOC faculty and colleagues.
We also seek faculty members who embrace academic excellence and diverse learning styles and approaches to coming into knowledge, teaching methods, and learning literacies. Candidates will be expected to show how they will work towards retaining a diverse student body and promote inclusion and equity across our department and the institution.
The successful candidate must possess a PhD in History (in hand or expected by September 1st) with a specialization in environmental history of the Global South; expertise and teaching competency in a core area of the Peace and Conflict Studies program; evidence of successful teaching experience; and an on-going program of research.
Candidates should submit the following:
- Cover letter
- CV (please indicate eligibility to work legally in Canada)
- Evidence of qualifications where appropriate
- Three letters of reference*
- Recent student evaluations
- Sample research writing (eg. dissertation chapter or peer reviewed article)
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The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the unceded (ancestral) territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in S’olh Temexw (Our World; Our Land). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and our Education Plan. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.
UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.
Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee. Inquiries about the survey may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials.
UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
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|Primary Category:||Environmental History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies