Full Professorship in Global/Transnational History

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional senior scholar with a world-class scholarly record in modern global/transnational history. The field and area of specialization are open. The successful applicant will be appointed to a tenured position as a full professor and will be subsequently nominated for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair.

The Canada Research Chairs program was established by the Government of Canada to foster internationally-recognized research excellence. As stated in the program’s Terms of Reference (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca), "Tier 1 chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders" in their fields. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a Canada Research Chair is conditional upon their approval.

The position will commence on or before July 1, 2015. Beyond the normal faculty responsibilities of undergraduate and graduate teaching, service, and maintaining an original and innovative research program, the successful candidate will encourage collaboration with scholars from across campus in related areas, and will develop and refine national and international networks.

The salary range for this position at the Full Professor rank is $120,000-$180,000.  Consideration of applications will begin after January 15, 2015.  Applications should be submitted through the University’s Job Application System at https://artsonline.uwaterloo.ca/OFAS/HIST.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Further enquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Heather MacDougall at 519-888-4567, ext. 32903 or by email

Three reasons to apply:  https://uwaterloo.ca/watport/why-waterloo