Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities - Department of History

Limited Term Faculty Positions
Social Sciences & Humanities
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline:    May 31, 2020

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities - Department of History

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one three-year Limited Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of History in the area of the History of Modern Canada. This position will commence on August 1, 2020.

The Department of History offers unique, high-quality programming emphasizing transformative, student-centred teaching, and impactful research, scholarship, and creative activities at campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia.  Honours programs at the undergraduate level are enhanced by military history and public history specializations, as well as community placement opportunities for students.  The Department also offers an online BA degree, and delivers courses between the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses with the use of telepresence and video technologies. At the graduate level, the Department offers coursework, major research project, and thesis options for students registered in the MA program streams.

Qualifications: Candidates with a research program and teaching experience in any field in the History of Modern Canada will be considered, and scholars with a background in public history and/or experiential learning are especially encouraged to apply.  Experience with online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the capacity to teach and supervise at the graduate level. Through their teaching, research, and/or community engagement the candidate will reflect the University’s commitment to diversity, social responsibility, and truth and reconciliation (see Lakehead University’s Academic Plan: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/108/Lakehead-Academic%20Plan%202018-2023.pdf).  The minimum qualifications for this position are a completed PhD in History, a record of scholarly publication, and independent teaching experience at the university level.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. Emphasizing collaborative learning, independent critical thinking, and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Steven Jobbitt, Acting Chair, Department of History, at sjobbitt@lakeheadu.ca

Detailed information about the Department of History is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/history.

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (which may include a statement of teaching philosophy, course outlines, and other relevant materials), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests), copies of the applicant’s three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of three references.   A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package. 

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dr. Elizabeth Birmingham

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON

P7B 5E1

Email:  ssh@lakeheadu.ca 

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.