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June 18, 2009

Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair Position - University of Manitoba

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 academic of outstanding potential who is becoming internationally recognized as a scholar in the field. The rank of the appointment for the Chair is advanced assistant professor or above. The Chairholder will have a strong research program and a substantial publication and research record relative to stage in career, teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and international standing that enables scholarly connections and collaborative work between the Chairholder, the University of Manitoba and other researchers on the Middle East and North Africa. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2010 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 successful applicant will be a specialist in any area of the history of the modern Middle East or North Africa. 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. A completed PhD, publications, and a demonstrated record of successful teaching are required. Experience in mentoring graduate students is a strong asset. We have a special interest in candidates who have demonstrated an ability to promote discussion and debate, and to build research collaborations across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

With over 26,000 students, The University of Manitoba is the province’s premier post-secondary educational institution and its only research-intensive university. The Department of History is one of its most outstanding academic units, with award-winning students, teachers, and researchers who form an active and collegial community. Capital of the province of Manitoba, Winnipeg is a vibrant multicultural city with a greater metropolitan population of over 700,000. The city supports outstanding arts and entertainment and a variety of professional sports, and has access to nearby lakes and beaches and spectacular wilderness recreation.

Further information is available concerning:
• The Department of History http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/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, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

First consideration of applications will commence on October 1, 2009. If necessary, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae with a brief (2-page) five-year research plan and a statement of teaching philosophy (1-page). Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Richard Sigurdson, Dean,
Faculty of Arts
c/o Ms Sandra Ferguson
Administrative Assistant
Department of History
402 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T5V5
Phone (204) 474-9271, FAX (204) 474-7579
E-mail: Richard_Sigurdson@umanitoba.ca

Nominations or applications, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

Posted by kpfister at June 18, 2009 04:35 PM

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