Assistant Professor, Gender and Diversity in Canadian Politics, Department of Political Science

Salary Not specified
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

The Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary is seeking applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor for an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in political science and have an active research program in gender and diversity in Canadian politics, and an ability to teach research methods in political science. They will be expected to provide service to the Department of Political Science, the University, and potentially the wider community.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of a record of, or clear potential for, excellence in:

  • Research that centres on gender and diversity in Canadian politics and government
  • Teaching and student mentorship

Evidence should include high-quality peer reviewed publications and a record of success with, or potential for, securing competitive funding. Evidence of teaching effectiveness should include a teaching dossier.

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic, supportive, and intellectually diverse department with high standards in teaching and research. Please visit the Department of Political Science website to learn more about us.

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on May 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. It is likely interviews will be virtual.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link at Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • A letter of application that details how you meet the requirements of the position
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • One sample scholarly publication
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and a teaching dossier. This should include two sample course syllabi and summaries of the quantitative and qualitative results of two sets of course evaluations.
  • An equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) statement (one-page) identifying the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to promoting equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and service.

Applicants should also arrange to have three reference letters forwarded directly by e-mail to:

Dr. Antonio Franceschet, Department Head
Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary


The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
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Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

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