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Department of History and Classical Studies

Course Lecturer Opportunities: Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 .


Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University

Course Lecturer Opportunities

Fall 2015 and Winter 2016


The Department of History and Classical Studies is inviting applications from PhD students and Post-Doctoral Fellows in the department to teach courses in History in Fall term 2015 and Winter term 2016.

Applications:  Please submit a letter of interest addressed to Prof. David J. Wright, a letter of support from your supervisor, one letter of reference and a c.v.  Teaching evaluations from one course - either as a course lecturer or as a teaching assistant - should also be submitted, if applicable.   

All documents are to be sent by e-mail to Jobsearch [dot] history [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Deadline to Apply:   Review of applications will begin on June 15 and the last day to apply is August 15.

Salary:  $7200/course (including vacation pay).  

Provisions of Contract Agreement:  Details of the contract are available on the Academic Personnel website - http://www.mcgill.ca/apo/classifications/other/course-lecturer/contract/

Note:  Teaching assistant(s) may be assigned if expected enrollment figures are achieved.


FALL Term 2015

HIST 205 – Ancient Mediterranean History

Description: A survey of Mediterranean history from the Bronze Age until the 6th century AD, focusing on Greek and Roman civilization.

Expected enrolment: 200

Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 12:35-13:25

September 1 – December 31, 2015

HIST 211 – American History to 1865

Description: Introduction to the history of colonial North America and the United States up to the Civil War, in their Atlantic context.

Expected enrolment: 150

Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 11:35-12:25

September 1 – December 31, 2015

HIST 326Russia from 1905 to Present

Description:  20th Century Russia, with particular attention to the rise and fall of the Soviet regime, Gorbachev's Perestroika, and the problems and accomplishments of post-Soviet society under Yeltsin and Putin.

Expected enrolment:  80

Wednesday/Friday – 14:35-15:55

September 1 – December 31, 2015

HIST 369 – Greek History: Early Greece
Historical Study of the period from the Mycenean Age to the end of the Archaic Age.

Expected enrolment: 70

Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 11:35-12:25

September 1 – December 31, 2015


WINTER Term 2016

HIST 346 - France, 1914 to the Present

A study of the history of France from World War I to the present.

Expected Enrolment: 50
Monday/Wednesday 8:35-9:55

January 1 – April 30, 2016

HIST 381 - Colonial Africa
An overview of the history of foreign intervention and anticolonial resistance in 19th and 20th century Africa.  Topics include: theories of colonialism, the scramble for Africa, colonialism and disease, indirect rule, labour, nationalism and resistance, and changing gender roles.

Expected Enrolment: 70

Tuesday/Thursday 10:05-11:25

January 1 – April 30, 2016

HIST 386 – Twentieth-Century Britain

From a range of perspectives, including cultural, intellectual, political, economic and social history, this course examines Britain from the height of its power, through two world wars, the building of a welfare state, the dissolution of Empire and entry into Europe, to the start of the 21st century, consensus, decolonization, immigration, culture and society, Northern Ireland, Scottish and Welsh nationalism, Thatcherism, the European Union. 

Expected enrolment:  70

Tuesday/Thursday – 14:35-15:55

January 1 – April 30, 2016