Department of History UT-2021-162641-017

Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of History

The Department of History at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, ON invites applications for an indeterminate faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate (UT-02 or UT-03) in the areas of Global History/Transnational History pre-Twentieth Century. The rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in History or War Studies from a recognized university at the time of hiring. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate their ability to work at the university level in both French and English since the position is classified as bilingual imperative at the level of CCC/CCC. Evidence of language proficiency will be determined by tests administered by the Public Service Commission of Canada. The preferred start date is July 1, 2022. 

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate an active research field in one of Global History or Transnational history in a period prior to the 20th century. They must also demonstrate teaching experience in Global History or Transnational history in a period prior to the 20th century. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in either field at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful applicants should also be able to demonstrate an ability, or demonstrate the potential to develop the ability, to teach in the RMC Core Curriculum and History/Military and Strategic Studies programs, including, but not limited to courses such as HIE/F 270 HIE/F 271 (Introduction to Military History).  Applicants must provide evidence of a strong teaching portfolio and a commitment to excellence in pedagogy.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate an active independent research program. Their commitment to research will be demonstrated by a strong peer-reviewed publication record measured by both quantity and/or rate of publication as well as success in accessing research funding.

In addition, the successful candidate will be required to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a university environment is therefore essential.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in PDF format in a single email to by October 15, 2021:

  • Cover letter identifying your qualifications and experience;
  • Up to date Curriculum Vitae;
  • Teaching portfolio;
  • Research portfolio;
  • Proof of Citizenship;
  • Proof of Education;
  • A list of three references who may be called upon to confirm your qualifications.

Please reference the RMC file number UT-2021-162641-017 in your email correspondence. Applicants are entitled to participate in this appointment process in the official language of their choice. Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Dr. Kevin Brushett ( Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

The Royal Military College of Canada is located in Kingston, Ontario on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. These lands are covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between these Indigenous peoples to peaceably share and care for the land, its resources, and its peoples. Kingston’s settler community has deep roots going back to the French regime and the arrival of the British Loyalists in the aftermath of the American Revolutionary War. It eventually became the first capital of the United Provinces of the Canadas in the 1840s. Currently, the city is the cultural hub of South-Eastern Ontario, with a vibrant and innovative arts, entertainment, recreation, and leisure communities. It is also home to world-class education and research institutions, and advanced healthcare facilities. Kingston is designated by the Government of Ontario as a bilingual city.

The Royal Military College is Canada’s largest federal university and part of the larger Canadian Military Colleges system, which has additional campuses in Toronto, Ontario (Canadian Forces College) and St Jean, Quebec (Collège militaire royale du Canada, St Jean). Founded in 1874, RMC’s primary mission is to prepare future leaders for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in four fields of endeavor: Academics, physical fitness, bilingualism, and leadership. RMC is part of the Department of National Defence (DND) and employs both civilians and members of the CAF as faculty and staff. RMC has a long track record of offering a supportive, inclusive, multicultural, research-oriented environment with a firm commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. RMC offers competitive salaries and benefits (including health insurance, dental insurance, paternity/maternity leave and an exceptional pension plan) with support to new hires with reallocation expenses and startup funding.

The Department of History offers a vibrant and cooperative teaching and research environment. It is one of the largest departments at RMC and has long had central place in the education of officer cadets. Unique among Canadian universities for its extensive expertise in the fields of military and diplomatic history, the RMC History Department has extensive connections with the wider defence and security studies community. Beyond these core fields, its faculty are actively engaged in a diverse range of teaching and research fields including gender, environmental, cultural, and Indigenous history.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to a designated group when you apply. Should you require a technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate so in your application.

In accordance with the Public Service Employment Act, preference will be given to veterans and Canadian citizens. Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information.

Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment

Essential Qualifications

Official Language Proficiency

Bilingual Imperative (CCC/CCC)


A PhD in History or War Studies from a recognized university.


For all levels of positions:

E1: Acceptable teaching experience at the university level in Pre-20th Century Global or Transnational History.

E2: Acceptable research experience at the university level in pre-20th Century Global or Transnational History.

In addition to E1 and E2, the various UT levels require the following:

For Assistant Professor (UT02) position:

E3: Experience that would demonstrate evidence of scholarly*** potential and the ability to develop an independently funded research program

For Associate Professor (UT03) position:

E4: Experience that would demonstrate effective teaching at the university level in the fields related to the position being staffed over a period of years.


E5: Experience that would demonstrate independent scholarly*** activity and funding over a period of years in a field related to the position being staffed.

***Scholarly is defined as publishing in refereed journals, academic presses, or other refereed outlets in fields related to position being staffed.

Abilities and Skills

A1 – Ability to develop, maintain and deliver courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.

A2 – Ability to communicate orally

A3 – Ability to communicate in writing

Personal Suitability

PS1 – Effective Interpersonal Relationships

PS2 – Reliability

PS3 – Judgement

PS4 – Leadership

Asset Qualifications

AQ1 – Experience in supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate student projects and theses.

AQ2 – Ability to teach or the potential ability to teach History courses in the College Core Curriculum and History/Military and Strategic Studies programmes, including, but not limited to HIE/F 270 and HIE/F 271 (Introduction to Military History).

AQ3– Experience with university administration.

Organizational Needs

Consideration may be given to candidate self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities and Women.

Condition(s) of Employment

Enhanced reliability clearance.

Interested persons must meet each essential qualification and the condition of employment to be appointed to the position. However, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

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