Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Canadian History

College: College of Arts

Department: History

Date Posted: December 2, 2022
Deadline: January 6, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-79

Position Description:

The Department of History at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Canadian History. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2023.

Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a robust research and publishing agenda, teaching undergraduate and graduate students in core History courses and in their own areas of research, and service both in the History department and to the broader university and scholarly communities.

The preferred candidate will have a specialization in Canadian History, and should have a PhD in History or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants with expertise in public history and/or community-engaged history are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a record of excellence in research and teaching as well as potential to attract graduate students. Excellence in research can be demonstrated by publications in refereed journals, edited collections and books, and presentations at scholarly conferences.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the Department of History , including the core courses HIST*2100 (Histories of Canada to 1867) and HIST*1050 (Invitation to History). While the successful candidate will be required to teach the survey course on pre-1867 Histories of Canada, their research may focus on any period of Canadian history. Candidates are encouraged to include a short discussion of their teaching philosophy and experience in their teaching statement. Evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching will be an asset.

The University of Guelph is a research-intensive university, ranked highly among comparable Canadian institutions. The History Department has 24 faculty members and offers both MA and PhD programs as part of the Tri-University Graduate Program with its partners, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to supervise MA and PhD students and serve on graduate student advisory committees.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on January 6, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) sample publications (a maximum of two articles, book chapters, and/or dissertation chapters); and (4) a teaching statement (maximum 750 words). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover. Applications and letters of reference should be sent to the attention of:

Kathryn Hughes
Administrative Assistant to the Chair
Department of History
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: histadmin@uoguelph.ca

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

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