Assistant Professor - Black Canadian History

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The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts & Science at theUniversity of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure streamposition in the area of Black Canadian History. The appointment will be at therank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortlythereafter.

 Applicants must have earneda PhD by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and have ademonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The PhD area mustbe in history, or in a closely related discipline or relevant interdisciplinarybackground with a focus on historical questions and methodologies. Candidates must articulateclearly how they incorporate and interpret such methodologies in their researchand teaching statements, as outlined below.

 We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement andstrengthen our existing departmental strengths. Applicants areencouraged to review the research and teaching profiles of current facultymembers. Regional and period specialization are open, but we welcomeapplications from scholars whose research on histories of blackness in Canadafocuses on early migrations, slavery and emancipation in Canada, free Blackcommunities, Black and Indigenous history, histories of gender and sexuality,Black Canadian women's history, or on 19-20th century Black Canadiandiasporas. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovativeand independent research at the highest international level and to establish anoutstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

 Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstratedby a record of publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals orforthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submittedresearch statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards andaccolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

 Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teachingaccomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample coursesyllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, aswell as strong letters of reference.

 Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.   All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the linkbelow. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, anarticle or chapter-length writing sample, a research statement outliningcurrent and future research interests and including a discussion of a potentialAfro-Canadian or Black Canada research program at the University of Toronto,and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi,and teaching evaluations.

 Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sentdirectly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to [email protected] by the closingdate.

 Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommendcombining attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.  If youhave questions about the department or this position, please contact ProfessorAlison K. Smith, at [email protected].

 All application materials, including reference letters, must be receivedby November 18, 2019.

 The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within itscommunity and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons /persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America,persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to thefurther diversification of ideas.

 As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a briefDiversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related toyou is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or humanresources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planningpurposes. For more information, please see

 All qualified candidates areencouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be givenpriority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: History
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 10, 2019
Job Closing: Nov 18, 2019




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Posted: 10/12/2019
Application Due: 11/19/2019
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