Department of History

Early American History (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

15 Nov, 2019

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in early American history with a research emphasis on race, slavery, and/or colonialism, during any period from the pre-colonial era through the U.S. Civil War. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups in academia; to engaging the needs of diverse student populations; and to diversifying what and how we know about the past. Expected start date is July 1, 2020.

Applicants should have (relative to career stage and field) demonstrated or potential ability to:

  • publish research of exceptional quality and originality that complements or diversifies research strengths in the Department of History;
  • teach, mentor, and address the learning needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population;
  • productively engage diverse scholarly and/or non-scholarly communities at UBC and beyond.

Applicants should apply only through the History Department’s Internal Resources website at https://hist.air.arts.ubc.ca/ea-35934/  Applicants should upload (in the following order, collated into a single pdf file):

  • a cover letter or letter of application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a 300-500 word statement identifying the applicant’s experience relevant to working with a diverse student body, and contributions, or potential contributions, to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within the university and beyond;
  • up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters).

 

Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three scholars willing to provide a letter of reference; we will request letters directly for candidates who advance in the search process.

 

Review of applications will begin on 1 January 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled.  Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Coll Thrush, at coll.thrush@ubc.ca.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

History (Sessional Lecturers)

20 Sep, 2019

The History Department invites applications to teach in the 2020 Summer Session and the 2020-2021 Winter Session:

Summer Session Term One (May to June 2020):

Summer Session Term Two (July to August 2020)

Winter Session Term One (September to December 2020)

Winter Session Term Two (January to April 2021)

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered. The minimum salary for a 3-credit course in the Faculty of Arts is currently $6,915.

New candidates should submit the following application materials:  a) letter of application, including a statement on experience and/or potential for teaching a diverse student population, b) list of History Department’s courses they are interested in teaching, including the session(s) and term(s) they wish to teach, c) curriculum vitae, d) one or more sample course outlines (from a course or courses you have taught or would be interested in teaching), e) teaching evaluations, and f) transcript of their academic record if they do not yet hold a Ph.D.  The c.v. must include a list of post-secondary courses taught at UBC and elsewhere. A list of History courses is available in the UBC Calendar: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=name&code=HIST.

 

While we ask for all these materials from new applicants, those who have taught for us in the last five years can simply provide the list of courses they are interested in teaching along with an updated C.V.

Decisions on course offerings will be made once the department has reviewed recent enrolments and assessed student demand. Because of budgetary constraints, the number of positions available is limited. We will announce our decisions sometime in January 2020.

Applicants may apply for more than one session, and must specify which session(s) and term(s) they wish to teach. New applicants should ask three referees to forward confidential letters of recommendation under separate cover. Application materials and letters of recommendation should be emailed to history.sessionals@ubc.ca or mailed to

Janet Mui, Administrative Support

History Department, University of British Columbia

Room 1297, 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1

For further information on the sessional program, please contact the Sessional Coordinator, Professor Alexei Kojevnikov at anikov@mail.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: Friday, 8 November 2019

All positions are subject to funding and are governed by UBC’s “Agreement and Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.