Job Opening: Asian History in Gender and Sexuality, Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Saskatchewan, History
Location:   Saskatchewan, Canada
Position:   Assistant Professor, Asian History in Gender and Sexualities

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track position in Asian history with a specialization in gender and sexualities.   The starting date for this position is July 1, 2013. Geographical specialization (within Asia) and temporal focus are open. Familiarity with feminist and/or queer theory is a strong asset.

We seek a scholar who will strengthen and broaden our existing departmental expertise in histories of gender and sexuality. Additionally, we welcome linkages to the current areas of research strength in the department, including: Native-Newcomer relations; the history of science and medicine; environmental history; twentieth century politics, culture and public policy; and the North American Great Plains. The successful candidate for this position will also participate in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGSt) located in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity.  It is expected that the candidate would provide interesting new synergies for collaborative research with faculty in the WGSt program, which might include: research on sexualities and race, gender and development, gender and the environment, and sexualities and medicine. In addition, the University of Saskatchewan offers a variety of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations across the College and the University, including: collaboration with the fifty scholars actively engaged in gendered research across the disciplines; with faculty in the International Studies Program; and with faculty engaged in international study/research abroad initiatives.

A completed PhD is required and the successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program. Applicants should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and graduate supervision.  A competitive package of start-up grants for research purposes will be available upon hiring.

The Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan has 20 faculty, strong research programs in a variety of fields, a graduate program with approximately 80 students, half of whom are PhD candidates, and an energetic and innovative undergraduate program.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, a city with diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a variety of leisure opportunities.  The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to a student population of nearly 21,000. The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences, and the sciences and is home to over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 325 faculty, including 14 Canada Research Chairs (two of which are located in the Department of History). The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international collaboration.  Information about the Department, the College, the University and the city of Saskatoon can be found on the web at

Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of written or published work, and should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to

Dr. Jim Handy, Head
Department of History
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged (PDF files preferred). They may be sent by email to

The search committee will begin to review applications December 5, 2012, continuing until an appointment is made.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Contact: Nadine Penner, Search Committee Assistant
(306) 966-5797


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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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