Reposted: HI121 BR: Ancient History in a Global Context (Winter 2023)

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Brantford, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Liberal Arts 

Department: History-Brantford 

Campus: Brantford 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 4891 



Position Title: HI121 BR: Ancient History in a Global Context (Winter 2023)

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Liberal Arts

Department: History

Term: Winter 2023 (January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023)

Days/Times: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm – 2:20pm

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3 per week/36 total

Anticipated Class Size: 100

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: September 19, 2022

Posting ends: October 3, 2022


Position Summary:

This introductory world history course surveys a selection of ancient civilizations of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas prior to European cultural and economic ascendancy. Among these civilizations are Han dynasty China, Classical Greece, the Roman Empire, and the early Indus valley cultures. This course looks at political and historical events and how they shaped culture, slavery, warfare, trade and commerce. Among topics that may be covered are Mexica (Aztec) human sacrifice, Chinese Terracotta warriors, the lost libraries of Timbuktu, Egyptian Pharaohs' death tombs, the conquests of Alexander the Great, and Ancient Greek cross-dressing.


Required Qualifications – Degree: MA

Required Qualifications – Discipline: History, Classics, Near Eastern Studies

Qualifications –Other: Research expertise and/or prior teaching experience in the subject matter of the course is an asset.

Salary: $8414.99 (stipend)

Application Deadline: October 3, 2022


Submit with Application:

Required for All Applicants

  • CV

Required for External Applicants

  • Cover Letter
  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Teaching Dossier, including course evaluations

Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.


Address Applications to:

Dr. Christina Han

c/o Nicole Morgan


Questions can be directed to Nicole Morgan ( Please indicate the course number in the email subject line.


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This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application. 



Please Note:

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

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All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

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