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Assistant Professor, History (Russian and/or Soviet History)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Russian and/or Soviet History
Academic Unit: History
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: January 18, 2019
About the Position:

The Department of History invites applications for a preliminary, tenure-track appointment in Russian and/or Soviet History at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin on July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to be an active contributor to the teaching, research, and administrative life of the department. Applicants must show distinct promise of a research program that will make significant contributions to the broad field of Russian and/or Soviet History. The successful candidate will have a proven record of publications commensurate with career stage.

Teaching will consist of a combination of lecture and seminar courses in the first to the fourth year of the B.A. and graduate seminars in the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in History. A record of good teaching at the undergraduate level is an advantage. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to pedagogical innovation, especially experiential learning ( ). The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to graduate supervision and mentoring, including professional training for non-academic and academic jobs. Faculty members are involved in the administrative activities of the Department, which include the development of the graduate and undergraduate programs, and other forms of service inside and outside the unit.

About the Academic Unit:

The Department of History is home to about 400 undergraduate majors and 50 MA and PhD students. We are committed to teaching and researching a variety of geographical, temporal, theoretical, applied and interdisciplinary fields. Our 28 faculty members participate in many interdisciplinary undergraduate programs, including European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, the new Bachelor in Global and International Studies, Medieval and Early Modem Studies, Digital Humanities, Migration and Diaspora Studies, and Indigenous and Canadian Studies. The Department is home to 10 historians of Europe whose interests span Ancient Rome to the present.

The Department benefits from proximity to many embassies, Library and Archives Canada, federal granting agencies, national museums, heritage agencies, and the history divisions of Global Affairs Canada and National Defence. It encourages students to participate in communities and provides opportunities unique to the national capital. Carleton historians in turn have high levels of service commitments to local, national and transnational organizations. The Department values a wide range of contributions to the discipline and profession. This encompasses the production of non-traditional historical contributions, such as digital history projects, documentary films, and exhibitions, as well as public lectures, building collaborative institutional partnerships, and other forms of civic engagement through teaching and research projects. For more information:


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Russian and/or Soviet History or a cognate discipline relevant to Russian and/or Soviet History, an established and active research program, potential for teaching innovation and excellence, as well as strong administrative skills. The field of expertise is open.

Application Instructions:

Applications are to include a letter of application addressed to the Departmental Chair, Dr. Dominique Marshall, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. No other application materials will be accepted at this stage. Teaching dossiers and samples of research may be requested later. Applications, consisting of a single PDF combining the letter and CV, are to be sent as an attachment by email, and letters of reference are to be sent directly by the referees, to by January 18, 2019.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.