Assistant Professor in Nineteenth-Century United States History University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of History Canada

Assistant Professor - Nineteenth-Century United States History - 1701096

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: History

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Jul 8, 2017

Job Closing: Sep 20, 2017 Open Until Filled


The Department of History at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Nineteenth Century United States History. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and begin on July 1, 2018.


The candidate's research will focus on any topic within Nineteenth Century United States History, and should be able to set that research in the context of the broader linkages in the Americas. We are particularly interested in the themes of African-American experience, continental expansion, Indigenous history, and transnational/Atlantic World, and are open to political, social, or economic approaches. The candidate will show familiarity with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization, and be able to complement our existing thematic strengths.


The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in History or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter; an emerging record of excellence in scholarly accomplishment, as evidenced by a record of sustained contributions and refereed publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades and awards, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing, grants and awards; and evidence of experience and excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. Candidates must demonstrate 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. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George Campus). Learn more about our Department at


Candidates must apply online at the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.


To ensure consideration, applicants should submit complete applications by 20 September 2017. The committee will begin to review applications during the first week of October 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.


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. teaching dossier which will include a statement explaining your teaching philosophy, a proposal for a "dream" course intended for advanced undergraduates in History, and teaching evaluations;
  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. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed), sent directly by the writers by 20 September 2017 to Jennifer Evans at (with "Nineteenth Century US History" and the applicant’s name in the subject line).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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