Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Scottish History
College: College of Arts
Date Posted: February 2, 2021
Deadline: March 2, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #21-06
The Department of History at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Scottish history. The preferred candidate will have a specialisation in Medieval/Early Modern History. Expertise in gender history and/or Digital Humanities will be an asset. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing on July 1, 2021.
This position is associated with the University of Guelph’s Centre for Scottish Studies, which has an international reputation and is the largest research centre of its kind outside Scotland. The Centre for Scottish Studies attracts high performing graduate students from across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, many of whom come to Guelph to study topics in Scottish History that relate to Medieval or Early Modern women, sexuality and Scottish culture. The Centre for Scottish Studies also publishes the International Review of Scottish Studies, a peer-reviewed, open access journal listed on EBSCO and other library databases, and the Guelph Series in Scottish Studies. The Centre has also been supported by the Scottish Studies Foundation Chair, founded in 2004 and the only such position in North America: the largest cluster of scholars, and a vibrant area of innovative scholarship over many decades, has been in the Medieval/Early Modern periods. The University of Guelph Library and Archives holds the largest collection of Scottish documents and print materials outside of the United Kingdom and is currently engaged in a major digitization initiative in Scottish Studies, including Medieval and Early Modern records of exceptional research value that have been acquired over many decades. The Centre for Scottish Studies also has a tradition of dedicated involvement in the community and hosts many events including yearly colloquia, all of which attract members of the general public as well as academics, adding to its dynamism and amplifying its unique place at the centre of knowledge mobilization and translation.
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