American History (Assistant Professor Without Review)

Limited-Term Appointment in American History, from the Colonial Era to the Civil War

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), invites applications for a one-year position as an assistant professor without review in the field of American History, Colonial Era to the Civil War, effective 1 July 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand or expect to have successfully defended prior to 1 July 2018. They are expected to provide evidence of excellence in research, as demonstrated by published contributions or potential contributions to scholarship in their field. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 12-credit (2-2) load, and thus a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. This position may be renewed for a second year, subject to excellent performance and availability of funds. We particularly encourage applications from scholars whose research and teaching interests include any of the following fields: race, slaveries, the Atlantic world, public history, and/or material culture.

Candidates interested in the academic programs of the department may wish to follow the Research Clusters link on our departmental website at, and will find our History courses at

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 February 2018. Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website,, and are requested to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, no more than three samples of their written scholarship, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee.

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline by email, with “APWR” in the subject line, to Ms. Janet Mui, the coordinator of the search, at   Alternatively, letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, American History Search Committee, Department of History, University of British Columbia, #1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Leslie Paris,

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 will be given priority.