Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Assistant Professor, Modern World History

University of Northern British Columbia - Prince George, BC
Application Deadline: N/A

The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the Department of History, invites applications for a tenure-track position in History, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of the modern world (regional specialization open). The Department of History offers programs of study leading to the BA and MA. For more information about the History Department, visit our website at The start date for this position is July 1, 2021.


Applicants should have a completed PhD, an established program of research, and a record of teaching excellence. Research strength in non-Western history will be an asset, as will the ability to complement and extend established strengths in the History department.


The incumbent will be expected to teach an introductory survey course in modern world history as well as senior courses in his/her area of expertise. An ability to teach courses that can be cross listed with Women’s and Gender Studies and/or Global and International Studies is considered important as are contributions to the Department of History’s graduate program.


The Department of History values diversity within its community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.


About the University and its Community

Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort St. John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. Our region is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our students and professors get to know one another. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s University Rankings, the only university of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top 4 per cent of higher education institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to and . Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

How To Apply:

To Apply


Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and experience, the names and addresses of three references (including telephone and email information), and the following form which can be found here: quoting posting #FAHIST01-21 HN to:


Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia

3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9


Email submissions: [email protected]    

Inquiries: Dr. Dana Wessell Lightfoot, Chair of History

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