Assistant Professor, History

University of the Fraser Valley

Job Summary:
The History Department at the University of the Fraser Valley in the College of Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position in pre-modern history of the Mediterranean World commencing August 1, 2023 . This would be a full-time position located in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. The University of the Fraser Valley is a fully accredited, post-secondary institution with a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence.

The successful candidate in this position will be asked to teach introductory courses on ancient Greece and Rome, as well as other lower-level courses from our European history offerings. In addition, they will teach upper division courses in their research areas. Through their research and teaching, the successful applicant will demonstrate a broad approach to the pre-modern world, moving beyond Europe to develop topics in pre-modern Africa, the near east and Asia. The ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students outside of research specializations will be expected. Evidence of scholarly achievement in research and writing as well as proof of undergraduate teaching excellence is required. Demonstrated experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, on-line, and computer-assisted learning) and the ability to engage students in technology-enhanced learning is also required, along with positive teaching experiences in face-to-face classroom settings.

In filling this position, we are committed to addressing historical imbalances in Indigenous, Black, and Peoples of Colour, student, staff, and faculty representation at the University of the Fraser Valley in the spirit of our institution’s EDI Action Plan and associated reports . We also seek faculty members who embrace academic excellence and neurodiversity in their approach to coming into knowledge, teaching methods, and learning literacies. Candidates will be expected to show how they will work towards retaining a diverse student body and promote inclusion and equity across our department and the institution.

The successful candidate must possess a PhD in History (in hand or expected by September 1, 2023) with a specialization in pre-modern history, evidence of successful teaching experience, and scholarly output in their research area, commensurate with career stage.

Candidates should submit the following:
Cover letter

CV (please indicate eligibility to work legally in Canada)

Evidence of qualifications where appropriate

Three letters of reference

Recent student evaluations

Sample research writing (eg. dissertation chapter or peer reviewed article)

Applicants should arrange for application documents and three (3) letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf to [email protected] citing both the posting ID and applicant name.

About UFV:
The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq’eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó: lo Tém: éxw (Stó: lo Land; Stó: lo World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó: lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC’s top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee. Inquiries about the survey may be directed to [email protected] . Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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