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The Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a joint tenure-stream appointment in the Department of History (51%) and International Relations Program at Trinity College (49%) in the area of Contemporary International History – Asian or Middle Eastern Transnational. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and begin on July 1, 2018.


The field of contemporary international relations requires complex readings of economic globalization, migration, international institutions, terrorism, war, security and human rights. This joint position with Trinity College provides a platform for examining the history of recent global processes and transnational relations with attention to Asia and/or the Middle East. The candidate’s research will focus on legal, institutional, economic, demographic, and military and diplomatic developments in the Indian Ocean area, and place these developments in the context of contemporary global affairs. The candidate will show familiarity with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization, and be able to complement our existing thematic strengths.


The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in History or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter; an emerging record of excellence in scholarly accomplishment, as evidenced by a record of sustained contributions and refereed publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades and awards, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing, grants and awards; and evidence of experience and excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses in History and International Relations, from introductory surveys to more specialized, upper-level lecture and seminar courses. Graduate teaching will include seminars as well as supervision of MA and PhD students. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St. George campus). Learn more about our Department at

Candidates must apply online at the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The search will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, applicants should submit complete applications by 28 September 2017. The committee will begin to review applications in October 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.


Complete applications will include:

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages which includes a description of future research plans;
  3. teaching dossier which will include a statement explaining your teaching philosophy, a proposal for a “dream” course intended for advanced undergraduates in History;
  4. one writing selection of no more than 30pp. (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter); finalists without a PhD in hand may be requested to submit a copy of their completed dissertations;
  5. the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed), sent directly by the writers by the 28 September 2017 deadline, to Jennifer Evans at (with “Contemporary IR History – Asia/Middle East” and the applicant’s name in the subject line).


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

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


All applicants should apply online here:

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