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Hiring: Assistant Professor in Canadian History (Limited Term)

Posted by Melissa Glass on January 21, 2020 in News

The Department of History at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 10-month limited term appointment in Canadian History at the Assistant Professor level, effective 1 August 2020.

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The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses in each of the Fall and Winter terms, including HIST 3226, Law and Justice in Canadian Society to 1890, and HIST 3227, Criminal Law, Crime, and Punishment in Canada, 1890 to the Present, with the other courses to be determined in consultation between the candidate and the Department. The courses will include both seminars and lectures. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by 1 August 2020 and demonstrate potential for excellence as a teacher and a scholar. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Applications will be accepted until March 1 and must include the following:
-A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee
-A teaching dossier that addresses teaching effectiveness and philosophy
-A writing sample of not more than 20 pages
-Names and contact details for three referees; reference letters will be solicited after the files are reviewed.