Job Opportunity: Canada Research Chair in Climate or Ocean History, University of Victoria

February 17, 2020


The successful candidate will have a PhD; will be an emerging world-class researcher in the field of Climate and/or Ocean History who demonstrates particular research creativity; will have a commitment to interdisciplinarity and collaborative research; and will be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality with the potential to achieve international recognition.

Candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination.


The History Department and School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria invite applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 (early career) in Climate and/or Ocean History. The successful applicant will be offered a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, eligible for tenure. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2021.

They will teach courses on Environmental and Climate/Ocean history cross-listed between History and Environmental Studies, and supervise graduate students in both units. In addition, the holder of this chair will play a leading role in framing research initiatives and collaborative grant applications connecting the environmental humanities to related research in the sciences and social sciences. 


Please visit the position webpage for full application details. Please contact John Lutz, (Chair of Department of History) at [email protected] with any questions.