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Visiting Professor (EXPIRED)

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Any area of history, understood to include studies of the past, including the recent past
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Start date Flexible within the 2023-24 Academic year
Job description

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History for the 2023-24 academic year.

The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is dedicated to the teaching of history, broadly construed, which is understood to include studies of the past, including the recent past, carried out within the departments and programs of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.  The Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is appointed as a Visiting Faculty Member for up to any two terms in an academic year. SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Winter, and Summer terms. While at SFU, the Farley scholar will have the opportunity to interact extensively with faculty and students, and to stimulate discussion across disciplines. They normally teach one course or lead other type of relevant intellectual activity that will be open to students across the university.  Farley Scholars are encouraged and supported in public outreach activities that may take a variety of forms. The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 45,000 (commensurate with length of visit). Those applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents will require a work permit. SFU’s Faculty Relations team will assist with that process and a modest moving allowance is provided. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Previous Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholars in History have found places in the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, English and History departments. To find out more about what past Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholars have done click here. For 2023-24 the following academic units are interested in hosting a Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History: English, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Global Asia, History and Linguistics.  To find out if the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History is a good match for you, contact: Mary-Ellen Kelm at [email protected]

Applications should include a current CV and a cover letter outlining the following:

(1) a research plan for the tenure of the Visiting Scholar position;

(2) a brief description of an advanced undergraduate/graduate level course. (Please note that students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds will be able to register for the course.);

(3) a brief account of the public outreach activity, including topic to be addressed; and

(4) names and contact information of 3 referees.

In keeping with University policy, the successful candidate will hold an academic position at another university, or an equivalent position at another appropriate institution.

Review of applications will begin on June 10, 2022.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” Consistent with this principle, SFU works to advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. More particularly, SFU has adopted the recommendations of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council [ARC] report, has recently completed a strategic cluster of appointments of Indigenous scholars across the University and on September 13, 2021 passed a motion in its Senate in support of the hiring of 15 Black scholars (hiring that is already underway). SFU is also committed to developing curricular programs that incorporate knowledges historically devalued by the university. SFU’s Black Caucus and Queer Faculty Network are two examples of the faculty-led initiatives making safer scholarly spaces and uplifting the work of historically marginalized colleagues. The Farley appointment committee enthusiastically welcomes applications from scholars belonging to underrepresented groups. 

Applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected].

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further information see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

We acknowledge the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Samiahmoo and Tsawassen peoples on whose unceded territories Simon Fraser University’s  three campuses reside. In so doing, we acknowledge Indigenous stewardship both past and present. Our words of recognition indicate our aspiration to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

How to apply
Application type Email
Web address to apply https://www.sfu.ca/fass/community/scholars-in-resi...
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: June 10, 2022, 11:59pm PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline June 14, 2022, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://www.sfu.ca/fass/community/scholars-in-resi...
Contact name Sophia Zeng, Assistant to the Dean & Associate Deans
Contact email
Time created May 16, 2022, 1:54pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date June 14, 2022, 11:59pm PST
Expired on June 16, 2022, 12:46am PST
Last updated June 16, 2022, 7:46am UTC
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