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Interdisciplinary Limited Term Appointment: Black Canadian and African Diaspora Studies

Department of English and Cultural Studies

Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.

As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best-possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.

SUMMARY

The Department of English and Cultural Studies, Department of History, and the Governance, Leadership, and Ethics Program invite applications for a three year limited term appointment in Black Canadian and African Diaspora Studies. As a cross appointment with ECS/History/GLE the position is meant to strengthen existing networks of collaborative research and teaching among these three programs at Huron. Areas of expertise may include local history, Black Canadian cultural and textual production, and Black Canadian activism in global contexts and government policy settings. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and shape 2.5 full courses per year, including courses in our interdisciplinary African and African Diaspora module, in addition to maintaining a research program, and participating in the administrative life of their home department, faculty, and the university as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completed or near-completed PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences
  • An interest in community-based research and teaching
  • Research expertise in the field(s) noted in the summary above
  • Experience teaching at the post-secondary level

The closing date for receipt of application is December 17 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The appointment will commence July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval.

Interested candidates should forward (by email):

  • a cover letter and updated c.v.;
  • a summary of teaching and research interests;
  • a pedagogical dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching, and sample course plans); and
  • provide contact information for three referees to:

Thomas Peace, Chair, Department of History, Huron University College  E: tpeace@huron.uwo.ca W: huronatwestern.ca

Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.  Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or at huronhr@huron.uwo.ca.