The University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities (UMIH) invites applications for the position of Director for a term of at least three years, beginning July 1st 2012. Applicants must hold a tenured position, or be at the rank of associate professor or above at the University of Manitoba. The successful candidate must have a strong record of research and publication in the Humanities. The position demands cross-disciplinary interests and innovative approaches to encouraging and fostering Humanities research and scholarship on campus. Some administrative experience and skill is important to this position, as is a willingness to engage in external fundraising.
The University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities (UMIH) was established in 1990 to foster research and scholarship in the Humanities at the University of Manitoba, to promote cross‑disciplinary research in the Humanities, and to help obtain external funding for Humanities research, as well as to communicate, within the University and the general community, the nature and value of Humanities scholarship. The Institute must address the needs of scholars from different theoretical and critical perspectives and in a broad range of disciplines, including languages and literature, philosophy, religion and history, as well as philosophical and historical aspects of the physical and social sciences, creative arts and professional studies. The UMIH is housed physically and administratively within the Faculty of Arts, but is intended to serve the entire Humanities constituency in the University.
Candidates are required to submit a curriculum vitae and a written statement describing what priorities they would set for the Institute’s work. A fuller statement of the Institute’s mandate, and details of its funding, will be provided to candidates.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “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.
The deadline for applications/nominations is February 24th, 2012. Please address correspondence to:
Dr Tina Chen, Chair
Board of Management, UMIH
c/o Natalie Johnson
Institute for the Humanities, 407 Tier Building
University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Tel: 474-9599 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org