Assistant Professor (Asian History)
The Department of History in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in 19th and 20th century Asian history (East Asia, South Asia or Southeast Asia) with a specialization in gender. The starting date for this position is July 1, 2014.
We seek a scholar who will strengthen and broaden our existing departmental expertise in histories of gender and sexuality. Familiarity with feminist and/or queer theory is a strong asset. Additionally, we welcome linkages to the current areas of research strength in the department, including: Native-Newcomer, colonial and post-colonial histories; the history of science and medicine; environmental history; twentieth century politics, culture and public policy; and the North American Great Plains. The successful candidate for this position will participate in teaching and research in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGSt) located in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity. It is expected that the candidate would engage in collaborative research with faculty in the WGSt program, which might include: research on sexualities and race, gender and development, gender and the environment, and gender, representation and cultural studies. In addition, the University of Saskatchewan offers a variety of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations across the College and the University, including: collaboration with the fifty scholars actively engaged in gendered research across the disciplines; with faculty in the International Studies Program; and with faculty engaged in international study/research abroad initiatives.
A completed PhD 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 competitive 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 PhD candidates, and an energetic and innovative undergraduate program. Gender and sexualities is a signature research area within the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. In 2014 WGSt will be launching an interdisciplinary MA program.
The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, a city with 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 nearly 21, 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 (two of which are located in the Department of History). 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
Dr. Jim Handy, Head
Department of History
College of Arts & Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
Electronic applications are strongly encouraged (PDF files preferred). They may be sent by email to email@example.com
The search committee will begin to review applications September 30, 2013 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.