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Assistant Professor, World or Global History

University of Northern British Columbia

Posting #FAHI02-20 BW

Assistant Professor
World or Global History
History Department
College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences
One-year, Term

The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a Term position in the History Department at the rank of Assistant Professor, with proposed starting date of 1 July 2020. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

The UNBC History Department offers BA, BA Honours, and MA Programs. The Department seeks applications for a one-year term appointment. The successful candidate may be required to teach an introductory course in World History since 1550, survey courses in global expansion (HIST 240/241), and courses suited to the research specializations of that successful candidate. Experience and willingness to teach courses by online delivery will be considered an asset.

Applicants for this position should hold a Ph.D. and have a growing record of scholarly activity, as well as present evidence of a record and commitment towards teaching excellence. For this position, we seek an individual with particular ability to situate the history of Canada in a global context.


About the University and its Community
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort Saint John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. It is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of B.C.’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the work. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our student body gets to know their professors by name. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html . Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.


To Apply

Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting posting #FAHU02-20 BW to:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

Email submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Ted Binnema, Chair and Professor of History
Ted.Binnema@unbc.ca
250-960-6662

Please include the Eligibility to work in Canada form with application package - https://www.unbc.ca/sites/default/files/sections/human-resources/form-statementofeligiblitytoworkincanada-fillablepdf.pdf

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before 15 May 2020, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.