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Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar in History

Faculty of Arts and 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
AOS categories History of Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Start date Flexible within the 2022-23 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 2022-23 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. Visiting Scholars are expected to have extensive interaction with faculty and students, and to help 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.  It is also expected that Visiting Scholars engage in public outreach, which could consist of a public lecture or take some other form.  The stipend for the Farley Distinguished Visiting Scholar is up to CAD 45,000 (commensurate with length of visit).

SFU is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and Səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, and our students are of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and national heritages. Recognizing our position on these unceded territories, we aspire to foster and honour Indigenous resurgence as well as a plurality of decolonizing and anti-racist practices.

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 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 22, 2021.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will 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. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted electronically to farley@sfu.ca

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service (http://www.sfu.ca/faculty-relations/benefits-services.html) page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in Faculty Relations. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Hard deadline June 21, 2021, 11:59pm PST
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.sfu.ca/fass/community/scholars-in-resi...
Contact name Michelle Son, Assistant to the Dean & Associate Deans
Contact email
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Time created April 22, 2021, 9:10pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date June 21, 2021, 11:59pm PST
Last updated April 22, 2021, 9:10pm UTC
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