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
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, email@example.com, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.
Concordia’s Department of History is widely recognized as a vibrant center of cutting-edge research in Canada and beyond. Composed of 23 tenured and tenure-track members and a dynamic graduate program, the Department values excellence in both research and teaching. Its strengths include global, transnational, international, and imperial histories, gender and sexuality, law and society, genocide studies, historical anthropology, and oral history. For more information about the Department of History, please visit: www.concordia.ca/artsci/history.html.
The Faculty of Arts and Science was created in July 1977 through the merger of the former Loyola Faculty of Arts and Science, the former Sir George Williams Faculty of Arts, and the former Sir George Williams Faculty of Science.
The Faculty consists of 27 academic departments, colleges, institutes, and schools as well as more than 20 research centres. The Faculty is committed to responsible and innovative leadership in developing and disseminating knowledge and values and encouraging constructive social criticism. We achieve these objectives through inclusive and accessible academic programs which stress a broad-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning. We are dedicated to superior teaching and research supported by excellence in scholarship and creative activity, and a tradition of service to the community. The Faculty serves many interdependent academic communities in an urban environment where students and faculty can pursue their shared commitment to lifelong learning. For more about the Faculty of Arts and Science, please visit: www.concordia.ca/artsci.