Assistant Professor - historian of the modern United States (post-1865)
McGill University - Department of History and Classical Studies
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: 0 - 100 000
The Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University seeks an historian of the modern United States (post-1865) for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Specialization and focus are open but may include issues of race, class, and political culture, as well as the global and international dimensions of U.S. power and influence.
Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses, specifically the post-Civil War America survey (HIST 221). The successful candidate will supervise graduate student work on diverse subjects. Demonstration of broad teaching capabilities is essential. The successful candidate will also demonstrate strong research and publication potential as an emerging scholar. ABD candidates near completion will be considered. McGill University is an English language institution within francophone Quebec; thus, knowledge of French is not essential but would be a major asset.
Applications should be submitted electronically to Workday- McGill’s Employment Portal:
including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Once your application materials have been submitted, you will be notified via Workday to provide the contact information for three referees. These referees will then be contacted by Workday to upload their reference letters. The application deadline is 15 November 2022.
McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
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All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
About McGill University - Department of History and Classical Studies
McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. International students from more than 150 countries make up nearly 30% of McGill's student body ? the highest proportion of any Canadian research university.
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