Acad. Job: Tenure-Track Position in Central European History (Univ. of Ottawa)

Deadline: November 12, 2021

Tenure-Track Position in Central European History (with expertise in Slovak history and culture) | University of Ottawa (

Tenure-Track Position in Central European History (with expertise in Slovak history and culture)

Title of the position: Assistant Professor level, but higher ranks will be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on Central European history, including courses on the history and culture of Slovakia. A critical aspect of these expectations will be the provision of teaching and mentoring to graduate students at the University.
  • The candidate will be expected to implement a research program in Central European history that includes Slovakia and will lead to scholarly publications and which has the potential of attracting, developing, and retaining excellent students and future researchers in addition to external funding, and to supervise these students in writing theses and research papers.
  • The candidate will hold the University of Ottawa’s Chair in Slovak History and Culture and will be expected to organize activities related to the chair.
  • A strong commitment to participate in the administrative activities of the department is required.

Terms: Tenure-track position, starting July 1, 2022

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of work:  Department of History, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact information: Damien-Claude Bélanger, Chair, Department of History, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Skills requirements:

Education: Ph.D. in History or in a closely related field.

Work experience:

  • Candidates must have an excellent record of research and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Relevant areas of expertise may include but are not limited to: empire and imperialism, migration and diaspora studies, and minority rights.
  • Knowledge in the use of digital tools and in the production of information related to digital humanities is an asset.
  • Evidence of excellence in the teaching of history or of a related discipline is required.
  • Experience attracting and supervising graduate students is an asset.
  • At the time of tenure, active bilingualism is required – English-French bilingualism at time of hire is thus a qualification.

Application deadline: Applications received by November 12, 2021, will receive full consideration, the position will remain open until filled.

Please submit the following application materials, combined into a single pdf document: letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy including student evaluations, detailed research proposal/statement, curriculum vitae, and samples of publications. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees to:

Damien-Claude Bélanger
Department of History
University of Ottawa
55 Laurier East Av.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.