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Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of History – Law and Society

Last updated: April 26, 2021, 2:03 p.m.

Job title: Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of History – Law and Society
Date posted: April 6, 2021
Date revised: April 26, 2021
Application deadline: May 4, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of History at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a limited-term appointment in Law and Society. Candidates for the position should be able to teach HIST 205: History of Canada, Post Confederation; HIST 285: Introduction to Law and Society; HIST 305: Race and Gender in Canadian History; HIST 316: Conflict and its Resolution; HIST 339: Crime and Punishment in Canadian Society.

This position is subject to budgetary approval and department needs. Pending continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance, individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed. Limited-term appointments may not exceed 36 months. They are normally held at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the initial contract will begin on August 1, 2021. Those appointed will normally be expected to teach three courses per term.

Qualifications and assets

Successful applicants must be qualified to teach introductory and intermediate-level undergraduate courses and should have a PhD in History or a related discipline or be nearing completion. Legal training or experience is an asset. A record of scholarly publication is also an advantage. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is the key criterion in appraising applications. 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 addressed to Matthew Penney, Chair, Department of History,, and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by May 4, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence August 1, 2021.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

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