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Assistant Professor in Archival Studies


Department of History

Faculty of Arts

University of Manitoba

Position Number 12444


The Department of History at the University of Manitoba invites applications

for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in 

Archival Studies.


The successful applicant will help develop within the Department's MA Program 

in Archival Studies a speciality in Aboriginal archives, with particular 

attention to the history and exercise of human rights and to digital archiving. 

This new position strongly aligns with key priorities of the University's 

Strategic Planning Framework - available at 

-- including 

the emphasis on human rights and aboriginal achievement. The successful 

candidate will work to foster the University's linkages with both the Canadian 

Museum of Human Rights and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in History with specialization in relevant 

fields.  Outstanding candidates with PhDs in related fields or with other 

terminal degrees in appropriate fields may also be considered. Experience as an 

archivist is an asset.  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2011, or soon 

thereafter.  Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in 

research and success in teaching.  In addition to program development in 

Archival Studies, responsibilities will include maintaining a productive 

research program; graduate student teaching and supervision in the Archival 

Studies Program; undergraduate teaching duties appropriate to the candidate's 

field of specialization; and  service within the Department, the University and 

the community.  The starting salary will reflect the qualifications and 

experience of the chosen candidate.


The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and 

men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons 

with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, 

Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Applications for this position must include: a letter of application, 

curriculum vitae, and a sample of writing.  Candidates should include evidence 

of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations and sample course outlines. 

As well, three confidential letters of reference must be received directly from 

the applicant's referees.


Applications and letters of reference should be sent to:


Professor Mark Gabbert, Chair

Archival Studies Search Committee

Department of History

402 Fletcher Argue Building

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V5


The deadline for receipt of applications is  March 24, 2011 but the search will 

continue until the position is filled.  Further information concerning the 

Department and the University may be obtained by e-mail from


Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in 

accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act 

(Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating 

members of the search process.


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