Assistant Professor, Asian History University of Manitoba
The Department of History at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Asian History. Applications are invited from specialists in any region, period or scholarly specialization, excluding sole focus on Modern China. The person appointed would be able to teach thematic and/or nation-based courses in Asian history in her/his/their area of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate must also have a demonstrated willingness and ability to teach introductory courses. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory level courses in Asian Civilization, as well as the possibility of introductory courses in World History.
Preference will be for a scholar whose research intersects with existing and emerging areas of strength in the Department, Faculty, and University including: migration and ethnicity; citizenship; comparative indigenous studies; comparative colonialism and postcolonial histories; human rights, social justice and labour histories; gender and sexuality; culture, communication, and material culture; and/or nature and the environment.
The appointment will begin on July 1, 2019, or soon thereafter. The successful candidate must have a PhD in History by the time of appointment. The starting salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate, but this is an entry-level position. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in research and success in teaching. Responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program; undergraduate and graduate teaching, including graduate student supervision, in Asian History; developing graduate and undergraduate offerings; and service-related activities.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applications for this position must include: a letter of application, including a statement of how she/he/they will be contributing to equity and diversity, as well as service and the collegial governance of the Department; curriculum vitae; writing sample; and teaching dossier that demonstrates teaching excellence, including, as relevant, evaluations and sample course outlines. Three confidential letters of reference must be received directly from the applicant’s referees.
Applications and letters of reference should be sent to:
Professor David Churchill, Chair, Asian History Search Committee Department of History 402 Fletcher Argue Building University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V5 or by email: ASIANHIST_SRCH@umanitoba.ca
The deadline for receipt of applications is January 4, 2019. Further information concerning the Department and the University may be obtained from http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/history.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.