Call for Applicants - Assistant Professor, Contemporary International History

Assistant Professor - Contemporary International History – Asian or Middle Eastern Transnational - 1701097

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: History
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 11, 2017
Job Closing: Sep 28, 2017 Open Until Filled
The Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a joint tenure-stream appointment in the Department of History (51%) and International Relations Program at Trinity College (49%) in the area of Contemporary International History – Asian or Middle Eastern Transnational. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and begin on July 1, 2018.

The field of contemporary international relations requires complex readings of economic globalization, migration, international institutions, terrorism, war, security and human rights. This joint position with Trinity College provides a platform for examining the history of recent global processes and transnational relations with attention to Asia and/or the Middle East. The candidate's research will focus on legal, institutional, economic, demographic, and military and diplomatic developments in the Indian Ocean area, and place these developments in the context of contemporary global affairs. The candidate will show familiarity with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization, and be able to complement our existing thematic strengths. 

The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in History or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter; an emerging record of excellence in scholarly accomplishment, as evidenced by a record of sustained contributions and refereed publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades and awards, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing, grants and awards; and evidence of experience and excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses in History and International Relations, from introductory surveys to more specialized, upper-level lecture and seminar courses. Graduate teaching will include seminars as well as supervision of MA and PhD students. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). 

Learn more at the UofT website.

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