Term Lecturer in Canadian and Indigenous History

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The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a two-year full-time term Lecturer position. This entry-level position is in Canadian History with a specialization in Indigenous history. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position starts September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Canadian history, completed by the appointment start date. The focus of the Ph.D. should be on Indigenous history or a related field. Experience teaching at the university level to a diverse student body is desirable. The successful candidate will teach six courses annually over two or three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) and work with the Department’s undergraduate studies committee to develop and refine the Indigenization and decolonization of the curriculum. The expected teaching includes lower-division courses in Canadian history, such as the first half of the Canadian history survey (HIST 101) and the Social History of Canada (HIST 204), 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 Department in accordance with the successful candidate's areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found at https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2021/summer/courses/hist.html. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and a valued colleague of the Department of History, the Lecturer will be welcomed to attend Departmental meetings and other functions and expected to participate in other Departmental service. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. SFU is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices. The position is subject to availability of funding. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach through remote methods, if necessary. Assistance with adapting to remote teaching will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence. Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2021, 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 other relevant materials), and a full course syllabus for one of the courses noted above (HIST 101, HIST 204, HIST 325, or HIST 326). They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be available upon request. All application materials should be submitted electronically to histcsec@sfu.ca: for the attention of Professor Hilmar Pabel, Acting Chair, Department of History. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.
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