Assistant Professor, History

Requirements

Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The Department of Cultural & Creative Studies at CBU invites applications for an 8 month limited term position in History at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence September 2017.

The successful candidate must possess a PhD. Exceptional candidates with an imminent PhD defense date may also be considered.

The ideal candidate will teach at least one introductory course on the subject of “western civilization in a global context.” Courses at the upper level of the program in Canadian history will be taught as well.

The search committee will rank very highly candidates who demonstrate flexibility and range in their teaching abilities. Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is thus a strong preference for this position.

The candidate is also expected to make a contribution to the research culture and collegial governance of the university that is commensurate with the limited, but full-time status of the position.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across Canada, on-line, and off campus in locations outside Canada.  The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (HIS1707), a complete dossier including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. July 28, 2017. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2

email: humanresources@ns.aliantzinc.ca