Assistant Professor "Global Public History" (York University, Ontario, CA)

Assistant Professor "Global Public History" (York University, Ontario, CA)

York University
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From - Until
01.07.2020 -
Thabit Abdullah

The Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-track Professorial Stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Global Public History to commence July 1st 2020. Candidates are expected to have a record of accomplishment in the field of public history, broadly defined. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in significant digital history projects, museum curation and/or exhibition programming or other public history activities. Research specialization and periodization are open, although the Department has a preference for candidates whose research deals with Japan since 1600, Modern Africa, South Asia, the Islamic World since 1800 or Europe since 1945. The successful candidate will be able to situate their research within the field of global history. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Required qualifications include a completed PhD in History or a related discipline, and an ongoing program of research in the area of specialization. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly research, and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career. Candidates will be expected to teach a wide range of courses in public history and their period/region of research specialization at all levels according to their experience, expertise, and pedagogical interests, and to make major contributions to York’s Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Public History Program. The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Thabit Abdullah, Chair of the Department at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416‐736‐5713. Applicants wishing to self‐identify as part of York’s University’s Affirmative Action Program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at

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Professor Thabit Abdullah
Chair of the Department

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