University of the Fraser Valley, Department of History
Assistant Professor, Pre-modern Mediterranean World
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
The History Department at the University of the Fraser Valley in the College of Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position in pre-modern history of the Mediterranean World commencing August 1, 2023. This would be a full-time position located in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. The University of the Fraser Valley is a fully accredited, post-secondary institution with a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence.
The successful candidate in this position will be asked to teach introductory courses on ancient Greece and Rome, as well as other lower-level courses from our European history offerings. In addition, they will teach upper division courses in their research areas. Through their research and teaching, the successful applicant will demonstrate a broad approach to the pre-modern world, moving beyond Europe to develop topics in pre-modern Africa, the near east and Asia. 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 also required, along with positive teaching experiences in face-to-face classroom settings.
In filling this position, we are committed to addressing 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. We also seek faculty members who embrace academic excellence and neurodiversity in their approach 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 1, 2023) with a specialization in pre-modern history, evidence of successful teaching experience, and scholarly output in their research area, commensurate with career stage.
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)
Applicants should arrange for application documents and three (3) letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf to firstname.lastname@example.org citing both the posting ID (J1022-1224) and applicant name.
|Primary Category:||Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Ancient History