The Departments of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a one-year full time term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, 75% in the Department of History; 25% in GSWS, with an administrative home in History. This is a position in Canadian History, with a specialization in gender and women’s history. Periodization open but must be able to teach both pre-and post-Confederation Canadian and Canadian Women’s History.

The position starts September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach eight courses over three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). Six courses will be taught in the History Department and the remaining two in GSWS. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the surveys in Canadian history (HIST 101 and HIST 102W) and Canadian women’s history (GSWS 201 and GSWS 311). Additional courses will be assigned by the chair of the History Department to be determined by the successful candidate’s areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found here. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of History team of faculty, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

The ideal candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in Canadian history or a related field and university teaching experience.

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 Monday, June 17, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and course evaluations), and full course outlines for either HIST 101 or HIST 102W, either GSWS 201 or GSWS 311, and one upper-division History seminar of the candidate’s choice. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendations. All application materials should be sent to:

Professor Jennifer Spear
Chair, Department of History
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive,
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6

Applications may be submitted electronically to

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