Term Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern and Islamic History
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, Canada
1d ago

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a two-semester half-time (50%) term Assistant Professor position, starting September 1, 2020, and concluding April 30, 2021, with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year, subject to budget availability.

This is a position in Middle Eastern and Islamic History. The successful candidate will teach one course each semester, to be assigned by the chair of the History Department based on the successful candidate's areas of specialization.

A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found at . As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of History team of faculty, the Assistant Professor may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

Please note that almost all teaching at SFU in the fall term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. The requirement to conduct teaching through remote methods may also extend past the fall term and possibly for the duration of the appointment.

Application to this position acknowledges that it is the responsibility of the instructor to adapt their teaching to these unusual circumstances.

Assistance with adapting to these changes will be available from the Centre for Educational Excellence.

The ideal candidate will have a completed

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

This is an entry-level term position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered.

The position is subject to availability of funding.

Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and course evaluations), and one sample publication.

They should also arrange for three letters of recommendations to be available upon request. All application materials should be sent to :

Professor Jennifer Spear

Chair, Department of History

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive


Applications may be submitted electronically to .

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.

For further details see the Collection Notice.

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