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Contact Professor Jennifer Spear, Chair, Department of History
Burnaby, BC, CA
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The Department of History at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a one year .875 FTE term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in South Asian history, specialization and periodization open, to start September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). These courses will include Fundamentals in World History (HIST 130), A Brief History of Modern India (HIST 243), Colonialism and Nationalism in South Asia (HIST 244); Islamic India (HIST 252), and Development, Aid and Difference in Historical Perspective (HIST 358). Two additional courses will be assigned by the chair to be determined by the successful candidate's areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the Department can be found at As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of History team of faculty, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

The ideal candidate will have a completed Ph.D., in South Asian history or a related field and university teaching experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

This is an entry-level term position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and course evaluations), and full course outlines for at least three of the courses listed above, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Professor Jennifer Spear, Chair, Department of History
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6

Applications may be submitted electronically to

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