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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in African History

University of Victoria

The History Department at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in African history (area of specialization open). The appointment, effective July 1, 2022, will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. Closing date for applications is October 15, 2021 at midnight PST

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to candidates who self identify as Indigenous or who are members of a visible minority group. Applicants in these groups are required to self-identify in their cover letter.


The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent at the time of appointment, or be ABD, show a capacity for outstanding research as evidenced by publications or forthcoming publications, and also demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching. As a member of the History Department, the successful candidate will join a vibrant community of scholars and contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.

UVic Equity Statement

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. The University of Victoria is committed to the ongoing work of decolonizing and Indigenizing the campus community both inside and outside the classroom.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity and this particular search is limited to Indigenous and Visible Minority applicants. Read our full equity statement here:

Related Links and Additional Information
Department of History website:
UVic Internationalization Plan:
UVic Indigenous Plan:

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Application Procedure and Deadline

To apply, the following materials should be sent to (electronic only, in PDF or Word format)

1. A cover letter;
2. A complete curriculum vitae;
3. A writing/publication sample;
4. Confidential letters from three referees.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

Interested applicants who have questions about the position are encouraged to contact the Chair, Jason Colby, at