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Assistant Professor, 19th and 20th Century U.S. History

Dalhousie University

Department of History at Dalhousie University invites applications from junior academics with a completed PhD for an early-career teaching position for a 10-month limited term appointment in U.S. History at the Assistant Professor level, effective 1 August 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses in both the Fall and Winter terms, including a mix of lectures and seminars. The candidate will teach survey courses in 19th and 20th century U.S. history, from the Civil War to the present, along with smaller, more focused courses to be determined in consultation between the candidate and the Department. An ability to teach courses that contribute to one or more of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science’s interdisciplinary programs will be considered an asset: e.g., in Black and African Diaspora Studies; Cinema and Media Studies; Gender and Women’s Studies; Indigenous Studies; Law, Justice and Society; or the new certificate programs in Heritage Studies and Medical Humanities. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by 1 August 2020 and demonstrate potential for excellence as a teacher and a scholar. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Applications will be accepted until March 27 and must include the following:

-A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee
-A teaching dossier that addresses teaching effectiveness and philosophy
-A writing sample of not more than 20 pages
-Names and contact details for three referees; reference letters will be solicited after the files are reviewed.

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Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged into upwards of twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees. Further information about the Department and the University can be obtained at