of Arts & Science
Department of History
The Department of History in the College of Arts & Science at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor specializing in Environmental History, to begin July 1, 2013.
We seek a scholar who will strengthen and broaden our existing expertise in Environmental History. Temporal, geographical, and thematic specializations are open, but we welcome linkages to current areas of research strength within the Department, including Native-Newcomer relations; the North American Great Plains; twentieth-century politics, policy, and culture; the history of science and medicine; and the history of gender and sexuality. The University of Saskatchewan offers a variety of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration related to environment, sustainability, and sense of place. The successful candidate will be welcome to foster connections with the School of Environment and Sustainability; the Global Institute for Water Security; the One Health Initiative; the School of Public Health, or the Historical GIS Laboratory.
A completed Ph.D. is required and the successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program. Applicants should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and graduate supervision. A generous package of start-up grants for research purposes will be available upon hiring.
The Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan has 20 faculty, strong research programs in a variety of fields, a graduate program with approximately 80 students, half of whom are Ph.D. candidates, and an energetic and innovative undergraduate program.
The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a variety of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of 20,000. The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, and the sciences and is home to over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 325 faculty, including 14 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international collaboration. Information about the Department, the College, the University, and the city of Saskatoon can be found on the web at www.usask.ca and www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of written or published work, and should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to:
Jim Handy, Head
Department of History
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5
Application documents may be sent by email to email@example.com
The search committee will begin to review applications November 9, 2012, continuing until an appointment is made.
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.