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Limited Term Appointments – Liberal Arts College

Last updated: April 14, 2020, 9:11 a.m.

Date posted:   April 8, 2020
Application deadline:
April 30, 2020
Advertised until:  
May 5, 2020

Concordia University’s Liberal Arts College in the Faculty of Arts and Science invites applications for a Limited Term Appointment (LTA) position in Structure and Dynamics of Western History and Culture and History of Science, to begin August 1, 2020.

Position Description, Responsibilities and Qualifications

The successful candidate will be required to present historical lectures on a wide range of subjects and conduct seminars on primary texts of the philosophical, religious, political, economic, scientific, and historical traditions. They will be required to teach two courses in the history and culture component of our program: LBCL 291: Structure and Dynamics of Western Civilization I; and LBCL 391: Structure and Dynamics of Western Civilization II. These courses will be offered following set syllabi that cover the Ancient to Modern period. The candidate must also be competent to teach in the History of Science component of our program. 

A PhD in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Early Modern or Modern European history, politics, philosophy (or a related field) is required, as is two to three years of teaching in a Great Books program at the university level. The successful candidate will also have a record of peer-reviewed publications in any of the following, or related, subject areas: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Early Modern, or Modern European political and intellectual history. Successful candidates for this position must also demonstrate a willingness and ability to adapt course offerings to online formats as needed.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single, multi-page PDF document to on or before April 30, 2020. Please name your document file using your last and first names only (e.g. “LastName, FirstName”). Submissions should include the following items in the order specified below:

  1. Cover Letter (see additional details below);
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi with assignments, student evaluations); and
  5. Letter of reference of three professional referees to be sent directly to:

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree.

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:

Mark Russell, professor and Chair of the Departmental Hiring Committee

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