October 08, 2008
University of Manitoba - Position in Department of History
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the Modern History of the Middle East and North Africa
Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba
Position Number 08799
The University of Manitoba invites applications or nominations for the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the Modern History of the Middle East and North Africa. The position represents an exciting opportunity for an outstanding scholar and educator who is recognized internationally as a leader in her or his field. It is anticipated that the Chairholder will be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the Department of History, effective July 1, 2009 or soon thereafter.
The mission of the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the History of the Modern Middle East and North Africa will be to build knowledge and enhance understanding of the peoples, cultures, and societies in this vitally important region of the world.
The Chairholder will be expected to carry out a strong and highly visible research agenda, to contribute to our undergraduate and graduate teaching program, and to initiate and participate in relevant outreach activities. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of publication that demonstrates a successful and active research program in any area of the history of the modern Middle East or North Africa. A completed Ph.D. is required, along with a demonstrated record of successful teaching. Experience in mentoring graduate students is a strong asset. We have an especial interest in candidates who have demonstrated an ability to promote discussion and debate, and to build research collaborations across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Further information is available concerning:
•The Department of History http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/history/
•The Faculty of Arts http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/
•The University of Manitoba http://umanitoba.ca/
•The City of Winnipeg http://www.winnipeg.ca/interhom/
•The Province of Manitoba http://www.gov.mb.ca/
The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
First consideration of applications will commence on November 24, 2008. If necessary, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. It is hoped that selected candidates will be available for a preliminary interview at the American History Association Annual General Meetings, January 2-5, 2009 in New York. A final interview will take place at The University of Manitoba.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae with a brief (2-page) five-year research program plan and a statement of teaching philosophy (1-page). Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:
Dr. Richard Sigurdson, Dean,
Faculty of Arts
310 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T5V5
Phone (204) 474-9271, FAX (204) 474-7590
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