Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Arts
Assistant Teaching Professor - American History
|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, temporal focus open. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in American history and will have the opportunity to develop courses related to their area of expertise. Preferred areas of teaching specialization include but are not limited to: African-American history; race and racism; migration and transnationalism; Indigenous histories; American empire and colonialism; and environmental history.
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 or groups. We are seeking, in particular, to increase representation by faculty who are Black, Indigenous and other People of Colour in the department, in recognition of the historic underrepresentation of non-White faculty in higher education in Canada and at TRU. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage diverse student populations. Candidates are invited to describe their lived experience with, and approach to, equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization and Indigenization in their scholarly teaching and service.
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. We offer 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. Members of our department also have the opportunity, should they so choose, to teach and supervise in a vibrant, interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Justice program. Assistant Teaching Professors at TRU teach eight undergraduate courses during the academic year. 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.
A PhD in American History, or a closely related discipline should be held by the time of appointment. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV, including contact information for three references. We thank applicants in advance for their interest in the position; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Applications will be reviewed commencing February 6, 2023 and may continue until position is filled.
Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought 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.
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Career website.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies