Assistant Professor, Military or Diplomatic History of Britain or the British Empire, Department of History

The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for a 2-year contingent term position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.

We are seeking a candidate who will establish and maintain an active and externally funded research program in the area of military or diplomatic history of Britain or the British Empire from the 18th through 20th centuries. Ability to teach the history of intelligence would be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of their specialization in addition to a wide range of courses in the program of History including contributions to our core introductory courses. Participation in the affairs of the department and service to the department, faculty and university is also expected.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in history or a relevant field, (or provide solid indication of completion by the position start date – July 1, 2017). In addition, the successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Candidates may demonstrate research excellence through peer-reviewed publications, a strong record of research productivity, and a proven track-record of (or potential to) successfully secure research grants. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a teaching dossier (including a convincing statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship).

The Department of History is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. Please visit the department website for more information.

Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, no more than four samples of scholarly work (in electronic form if possible), and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy. Please also arrange for three confidential letters to reference to be sent directly to the Department Head by the deadline stated above.

Send application materials to:

Dr. Mark Konnert
Head, Department of History
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2N 1N4

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.