The Department of History at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in International Relations: Modern Global Security, at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2016.
As the field of International Relations History continues to evolve, readings of “security” have become increasingly complex. We welcome applications from those whose research may explore recent global processes and relations in innovative ways. Specialization may, therefore, focus on questions of war and peace, diplomacy, espionage, or international organization, but may also concentrate on economic globalization, ‘terrorism’, human rights, surveillance, food and water security issues, and beyond.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History or a related field in hand by July 1, 2016 or shortly thereafter; an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment, as evidenced by refereed publications, conference presentations, and grants and awards; and evidence of excellence in teaching with strong teaching evaluations. Qualifications include the ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses in History, 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. Candidates should have a capacity to work in languages other than English.
This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). Learn more about our Department at http://www.history.utoronto.ca/index.html.
Candidates must apply online by clicking the apply online link below. The search will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, applicants should submit complete applications by 30 September 2015.
Complete applications will include:
1. a curriculum vitae;
2. a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages which includes a description of future research plans
3. a statement explaining your teaching philosophy, and a proposal for a “dream” course intended for advanced undergraduates in History;
4. one writing selection of no more than 30pp. (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter); finalists without a PhD in hand may be requested to submit their a copy of their completed dissertations;
5. the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover by the September 30, 2015 deadline, preferably as signed PDF documents on letterhead to Jennifer Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org (with “International Relations” and the applicant’s name in the subject line).
The committee will begin to review applications during the first week of October 2015 and the position will remain open until filled.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.