Wilson / Currie Chair in Canadian Business History

Job Announcement

The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Canadian Business History.

The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, effective July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will also be eligible to be appointed as the endowed L. R. Wilson & R. J. Currie Chair in Canadian Business History for a five-year term, renewable following a favorable review. This is a joint appointment between the Department of History (75%) and the Rotman School of Management (25%).

The candidate’s research may focus on any topic within Canadian Business History, but should show experience with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization. The successful candidate will have an internationally distinguished record of excellence in research and teaching, and provide academic leadership in the area of business history. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths: http://www.history.utoronto.ca/ and http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in history, or a related discipline, a record of excellent scholarly achievement, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Qualifications include the demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Canadian Business History. Graduate teaching will include thematic and specialized seminars as well as supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position will be held at the central University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). The candidate will join a vibrant and multi-disciplinary community of scholars on all three U of T campuses who study Canadian history and the historical development of the Canadian and international economic system in its historical, legal, and political contexts. Learn more about the Department of History at http://www.history.utoronto.ca/, the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at: http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ and the University of Toronto at http://www.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, up to three samples of recent scholarly work (e.g., an article or book chapter of no more than 30 pages), a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, a description of graduate supervisions, and a proposal for a “dream” course intended for advanced undergraduates in History.

Applicants must also arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent directly by the referees via email (on letterhead and signed) to Amy Ratelle at history.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date. Please ensure “Wilson-Currie Chair” and the applicant’s name are in the subject line.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact history.chair@utoronto.ca.

Review of applications will begin after December 17, 2018; however the position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration during the first round of review, applicants should submit complete applications (including letters of reference) by the above-mentioned date.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

APPLY ONLINE: https://uoft.me/wilsoncurrie