Anabaptist and Mennonite History and Studies Job Description (2021)

Anabaptist and Mennonite History and Studies

Conrad Grebel University College - University of Waterloo

Conrad Grebel University College in the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time regular faculty position in Anabaptist and Mennonite History to begin July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin February 7, 2022. Conrad Grebel University College is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified persons. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  

Position Description

The position is based in Conrad Grebel University College. This is a regular, full-time, tenure-track position that involves undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, service, and community education. The successful candidate will have teaching and scholarship expertise in Mennonite and Anabaptist history. The preferred candidate will be able to teach courses that integrate with one of Grebel’s other teaching areas: Religious Studies, Theological Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Sociology, or Arts First.

Faculty Position Profile and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  1. A completed doctorate in History.
  2. Specialization in Anabaptist or Mennonite History.
  3. Demonstrated potential for an active program of scholarship in Anabaptist or Mennonite History.
  4. Demonstrated excellence in post-secondary teaching.
  5. Ability to teach in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  6. Willingness and ability to share administrative duties within the Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies and other areas of the College.
  7. An understanding of and commitment to the identity, mission, and core values of Conrad Grebel University College, a Mennonite college at the University of Waterloo, home of the University’s Music Department.
  8. Ability and commitment to engage in public education and community service.

Instructions and Information for Applicants

  1. Required application materials must be submitted in digital format and addressed to Dr. Troy Osborne, Dean, Conrad Grebel University College, at

These include:

    • Application letter indicating reasons for applying, qualifications, teaching areas, research interests, and how the candidate will contribute to the mission of the College.
    • Curriculum vitae.
    • Names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation and respond to questions from the search committee if requested.  Referees should be ready to comment on the candidate’s scholarship, teaching competence, potential contribution to Anabaptist and Mennonite scholarship, and capacity for public education.
  1. All applications will be acknowledged and unsuccessful candidates will be informed once a short list has been prepared.
  2. A short list of candidates will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation and substantial documentation of teaching, research and service.  These candidates may be contacted for preliminary telephone, virtual, or in-person interviews with members of the search committee, and they may be asked to provide the names and contact information of additional referees to be contacted by the search committee. 
  3. Some candidates may be invited to on campus interviews in March 2022 for interviews and presentations to classes and various groups.  Depending on current public health directives, these events may take place remotely.
  4. During the search process, the College reserves the right not to make a full-time appointment, to fill the position with a part-time or definite-term appointment, or to extend the application process.

Conrad Grebel University College respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. 

We are committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any interview or workplace accommodation requests, please let us know.