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Important news! We're hiring for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Modern World, Global, or Transnational History.

History at the University of Waterloo offers recognized excellence in research and in teaching. Diverse learning experiences emphasize innovative thematic approaches, as captured in our undergraduate specializations.

Through their courses, as well as Co-operative education, international experiences, and experiential learning opportunities, our graduates possess a unique set of technical, creative, critical, and analytical skills of value to diverse career pathways.

Our graduate program is part of the Tri-University partnership, one of the largest History graduate programs in Canada. We offer both Masters and Doctoral programs with numerous research opportunities.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our dynamic department! 

  1. Sep. 6, 2018Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor (Modern World, Global, or Transnational)

    The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Modern World, Global, or Transnational History. The successful candidate will provide undergraduate and graduate courses in their own area, as well as in Modern European History. The position will commence July 1, 2019.

  2. Jan. 12, 2018Professor Lynne Taylor celebrates the release of her recent publicationLTaylor

    In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Children in American-Occupied Germany, 1945-1952 is the title of Professor Lynne Taylor's recently published monograph. Here is an excerpt from the publisher: 

  3. Jan. 10, 2018Why we need to understand how the world hinged on Cuba in 1962Jblightjlang

    The Department of History's Jim Blight and janet Lang challenge millennials to abolish nuclear weapons, in their publication Dark Beyond Darkness: The Cuban Missile Crisis as History, Warning and Catalyst.

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