TERM ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CANADIAN AND INDIGENOUS HISTORY

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The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a two-year full-time term Assistant Professor position with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year, subject to budget availability. This is a position in Canadian History with a specialization in Indigenous history. The position starts September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will teach four courses over two semesters annually (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of the Canadian history survey (HIST 101) and both halves of the History of Aboriginal Peoples in North America (HIST 325 and HIST 326). Additional courses will be assigned by the chair of the History Department to be determined by the successful candidate's areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found at http://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/summer/courses/hist.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of History team of faculty, the Assistant Professor may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit. The ideal candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in Canadian history with a focus on Indigenous history or a related field and have experience teaching at the university level to a broadly diverse student body. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. This is an entry-level term position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding. Please note that almost all teaching at SFU in the fall term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. The requirement to conduct teaching through remote methods may also extend past the fall term and possibly for the duration of the appointment. Application to this position acknowledges that it is the responsibility of the instructor to adapt their teaching to these unusual circumstances. Assistance with adapting to these changes will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence. Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.   Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and course evaluations), a full course outline for one of the courses noted above (HIST 101, HIST 325, or HIST 326), and one sample publication. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendations to be available upon request. All application materials should be sent to: Professor Jennifer Spear Chair, Department of History Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 Applications may be submitted electronically to histcsec@sfu.ca.
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