Political Science Assistant Professor

$70,000.00 - $85,000.00
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, to more than 8,900 students.

The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Science, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment in Comparative Politics. We seek candidates who will contribute broadly to the delivery of the Department’s curriculum. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence as early as July 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval. Candidates must possess, or be nearing completion of, a Ph.D. in Political Science, and have a commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching. Hiring salary will be in the range of $70,000-$85,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

While the position is open with respect to substantive focus, the Department welcomes candidates who will conduct research, teach undergraduate courses, and supervise graduate students working on both developed and developing nations. The successful candidate must be suitable for appointment to the School of Graduate Studies. In addition to teaching comparative politics, the ability to teach the second year core course in International Relations (POLI 2110) would be an asset.

All applications must be submitted online. Candidate submissions must include: (1) an application letter and current curriculum vitae (2) evidence of potential for high-quality teaching as appropriate to career stage, as provided through: a teaching philosophy and pedagogy statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations (particularly in priority areas such as experiential education and technology-enhanced learning); (3) teaching evaluations; (4) evidence of an emerging scholarly record (including the ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program); and (5) demonstration of a commitment to collegial service. Please also provide contact information for three references who are academics in the field. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The application submission triggers this request to your references, so please ensure that they are prepared to submit their letters no later than May 7, 2021. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca and choose this position under the Academic postings option. 

For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Yale Belanger, Chair, Department of Political Science, at belayd@uleth.ca.

The deadline for applications will be May 6, 2021 or until a suitable applicant is found.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their applications the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at human.resources@uleth.ca so that accommodations can be put in place to support you.  All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

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