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Assistant/Associate Professor, Canadian and American history

Royal Military College of Canada

The Department of History at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, ON invites applications for an indeterminate faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate (UT-02 or UT-03) in the areas of Canadian and American history. The rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in History or War Studies from a recognized university at the time of hiring. The successful candidate will be required to teach in French as the position is classified as French essential. The preferred start date is July 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate an active research field in one of Canadian or American history. They must also demonstrate teaching experience in both Canadian and American history. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in either field at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful applicants should also be able to demonstrate an ability, or demonstrate the potential to develop the ability, to teach in the RMC Core Curriculum and History/Military and Strategic Studies programmes, including, but not limited to courses such as HIF 202 and HIF 203 (Military History of Canada). Applicants must provide evidence of a strong teaching portfolio and a commitment to excellence in pedagogy.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate an active independent research program. Their commitment to research will be demonstrated by a strong peer-reviewed publication record measured by both quantity and/or rate of publication as well as success in accessing research funding.

In addition, the successful candidate will be required to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a university environment is therefore essential.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in PDF format in a single email to SSH-Prof@rmc.ca by June 15, 2021:

• Cover letter identifying your qualifications and experience;
• Up to date Curriculum Vitae;
• Teaching portfolio;
• Research portfolio;
• Proof of Citizenship;
• Proof of Education;
• A list of three references who may be called upon to confirm your qualifications.

Please reference the RMC file number UT-2021-162629-009 in your email correspondence. Applicants are entitled to participate in this appointment process in the official language of their choice. Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Dr. Kevin Brushett (Kevin.Brushett@rmc.ca). Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Founded in 1874, RMC’s primary mission is to prepare future leaders for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in four fields of endeavor: Academics, physical fitness, bilingualism, and leadership. RMC is part of the Department of National Defence (DND) and employs both civilians and members of the CAF as faculty and staff. RMC has a long track record of offering a supportive, inclusive, multicultural, research-oriented environment with a firm commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. RMC offers competitive salaries and benefits (including health insurance, dental insurance, paternity/maternity leave and an exceptional pension plan) with support to new hires with reallocation expenses and start-up funding.

The Department of History offers a vibrant and cooperative teaching and research environment. It is one of the largest departments at RMC and has long had central place in the education of officer cadets. Unique among Canadian universities for its extensive expertise in the fields of military and diplomatic history, the RMC History Department has extensive connections with the wider defence and security studies community. Beyond these core fields, its faculty are actively engaged in a diverse range of teaching and research fields including gender, environmental, cultural, and Indigenous history.

For more information please visit: https://www.rmc-cmr.ca/en/faculty-services/department-history-ut-2021-162629-009.

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