Assistant Professor, Environmental History/Climate Justice: University of the Fraser Valley

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University of the Fraser Valley, Department of History and Peace and Conflict Studies (Joint Appointment)

Assistant Professor, Environmental History/Climate Justice

Apply by February 11, 2022

The Department of History and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of the Fraser Valley in the College of Arts invite applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental History/Climate Justice, with a specialization in the Global South. This is a fulltime cross-appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing August 1, 2022. The University of the Fraser Valley, located 75 kilometres outside of Vancouver, British Columbia in the beautiful eastern Fraser Valley, is a fully accredited, post-secondary institution with a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence.

The successful candidate will teach in both the History Department and Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Program, with workload allocated primarily in History. The successful candidate will offer introductory courses in environmental history, upper-level courses in their area of specialization and three courses per year in the PACS program. The ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students outside of research specializations will be expected. Evidence of scholarly achievement in research and writing as well as proof of undergraduate teaching excellence is required. Demonstrated experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, on-line, and computer-assisted learning) and the ability to engage students in technology enhanced learning is required. Experience working in the field is an asset. Candidates will be expected to initiate, support, and work on community-engaged teaching and learning initiatives in local, regional and/or national settings.

In filling this position we are committed to acting to address historical imbalances in Indigenous, Black, and Peoples of Colour, student, staff, and faculty representation at the University of the Fraser Valley in the spirit of our institution’s EDI Action Plan and associated reports. As such, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups. The Department of History and the PACS program are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment to recruit, retain, champion, and support IBPOC faculty and colleagues.

We also seek faculty members who embrace academic excellence and diverse learning styles and approaches to coming into knowledge, teaching methods, and learning literacies. Candidates will be expected to show how they will work towards retaining a diverse student body and promote inclusion and equity across our department and the institution.

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