Assistant Professor of History and Politics
University of New Brunswick Department of History & Politics

Department of History & Politics: Assistant Professor


Academic Employment Opportunity #19-34

UNB Saint John


Closing Date: Review of applications will commence on 15 February 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of History and Politics, University of New Brunswick Saint John, invites applications for an eight-month position in History at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on August 24, 2020 and is subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must have the ability to teach introductory courses covering colonial as well as 19th and 20th century topics, but approximately one-third of the workload may consist of advanced undergraduate courses in more specialized fields such as environmental history. Applicants with historical training in the political, legal, economic, or social dimensions of Indigenous Studies are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD in History and undergraduate teaching experience in Indigenous History in North America. Candidates with a PhD nearing completion will be considered for appointment as Lecturer. A relevant research agenda is required. The successful candidate will be expected to be engaged in a program of research, scholarly, or creative activity within their area of expertise for the duration of this term appointment.

Review of applications will commence on 15 February 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Letters of application must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of research trajectory, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information of three academic references. Only those candidates short-listed will be contacted for an interview.

Applications should be sent to:

Department of History and Politics

University of New Brunswick Saint John

PO Box 5050 Saint John NB E2L 4L5


Questions concerning this position may be directed to Dr. Debra Lindsay, Chair, Department of History and Politics

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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