Department of History

Employment Opportunities

The Opportunity

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, North American/Applied History

The Department of History at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We welcome applications from candidates specializing in any area of North American history who can contribute to our growing strength in Applied/Public History. The department particularly encourages applications from candidates who are able to contribute to the Indigenization of the curriculum and the university.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in History with an established record of research. A willingness to contribute to community engaged research will be considered an asset. The appointment will begin on 1 July 2019.

Department of History
The successful candidate will be joining a department with a vigorous research culture whose faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows have made contributions to historical scholarship in a wide range of areas. Our department provides vital support for the university’s interdisciplinary programs, including Atlantic Canada Studies, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Women and Gender Studies, International Development Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Irish Studies. We also enjoy a close relationship with the local museum and educational community enhanced by a developing Applied History component of our program at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. For further information visit our web page:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of recent academic writing, 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 Prof. Michael Vance, Chair, Department of History ( The deadline for applications is 28 Jan 2019.

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, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlined in the Saint Mary's University Collective Agreement.
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