Assistant Professor, History

Academic Rank:  Assistant Professor (tenure track).

Review of Applications:  January 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.   Applicants are to forward their application materials to:  Dr. Sharon Wright, Acting Head, Department of History, St Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0W6Email:  swright@stmcollege.ca

Starting Date:  July 1, 2014

Particulars of the Position:  The History Department has teaching and research needs in the area of Latin Christian Antiquity.  The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in a relevant area of study at the time of appointment. Possessing a broad background in the Catholic intellectual tradition and an advanced knowledge of Latin, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to STM’s Minor in Catholic Studies and the Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies program.  An advanced knowledge of Latin will enable the incumbent to direct graduate theses involving primary source materials in Latin (from the classical to the renaissance period) and allow for possible teaching of undergraduate courses in Latin, Classical Mythology, and Roman Civilization.  This teaching would be in addition to courses related to Christian Antiquity. Knowledge of palaeography and of Greek would be an asset.

Starting Salary:  $86,844 and up.  STM also provides a comprehensive benefits plan for faculty.

STM is committed to high-quality teaching and research.  Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to one or more of STM’s interdisciplinary programs (Catholic Studies; Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and the Common Good; Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Jewish and Christian Origins; Ukrainian Studies) according to his/her interest or requirements of the position.  Candidates will be expected to develop an active, externally funded program of research, and to participate in collaborative research in an interdisciplinary environment.

Applicants must send a letter describing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, letters of reference from three referees, and transcripts, as well as a sample of academic writing.  The successful candidate will be expected to supply a teaching dossier (e.g. teaching philosophy, peer and student evaluations of courses taught, sample syllabi, and other materials as appropriate).

ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE (STM) is the Catholic liberal arts college federated with the University of Saskatchewan.  In our mission statement, we affirm that “through our teaching we are devoted to a partnership of learning and growth with our students which addresses the synthesis of faith and reason in all aspects of the human condition. The creative discovery of truth and its open dissemination nourishes our life as teachers and members of the wider academic and Catholic intellectual community.”  Departments at STM collaborate with University of Saskatchewan departments in offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences.


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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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