Department of History

Employment Opportunities

Tenure-Track Position

The Position

The Department of History at Saint Mary’s University invites applications from specialists in the field of United States History for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates should highlight how their scholarly interests would complement our department’s existing strengths in teaching and research. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2020. 

History Department

The successful candidate will be joining a department with a vigorous research culture whose faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are making important contributions to historical scholarship in a range of areas. Our department provides vital support for the university’s interdisciplinary programs, including Asian Studies, Atlantic Canada Studies, British Studies, International Development Studies, Irish Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. The Department also enjoys a close relationship with the local museum and educational community, enhanced by our growing strength in applied/public history.  For further information visit our web page: 


Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. and demonstrate considerable promise in teaching, research, and peer-reviewed publications. The ability to teach courses dealing with minority experiences in the United States will be considered an asset. Applicants should submit, along with their letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of recent academic writing, a teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), graduate school transcripts, and names and contact information of three referees. Applications are to be submitted electronically in a single PDF file to For more information contact Dr. Kirrily Freeman, Chair of the Selection Committee, Department of History ( ).

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020. 

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. All applicants will receive a self-identification form for confidential submission to our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office.  In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  The Search Committee encourages applicants to highlight any involvement in enhancing diversity and inclusion in their previous institutional environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlined in the Saint Mary's University Collective Agreement. 

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Saint Mary's is a public university of about 7200 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Mary's University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to major urban centres in Canada and Northeastern United States. Visit our website at


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