The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

The International Development Studies (IDS) Program at Saint Mary's University invites applications for an eight-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2020. The successful applicant will teach five one-semester courses (equivalent to a 3/2 or 2/3 load), with preference given to those candidates able to teach the Program's required undergraduate course Introduction to Development Studies; a course in regional development (e.g. Sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia); and a number of special topics courses (examples include but are not limited to: Health and Development, Human Rights and Development, Migration and Development, Ethnic Minorities and the State in Development).

Details on the Program and current course offerings can be found on our website: The International Development Studies Program offers degree Programs at the undergraduate, Master's, and PhD levels, making it the largest interdisciplinary Program at Saint Mary's University.

What you'll need


Preference will be given to applicants specializing in critical approaches to development and the political economy of development. Applicants should preferably hold a PhD, with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. ABDs near completion may be considered as well.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

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Work With Us

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness and course evaluations; 4) one example of recent scholarly writing; 5) graduate transcripts; and 6) names and contact information for three referees. Please merge these documents into one PDF file.

Applications are to be submitted online using the CareerBeacon application system. Applicants should visit, select the position for which they are applying, and click on the 'Apply Online Now' button.

Saint Mary's University is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People. It is the province's second largest university with a rich 215-year history. Saint Mary's is a public university of about 7500 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in the historical port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to major urban centres in Canada and Northeastern United States. Visit our website at

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. All applicants will receive a self-identification form for confidential submission to our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The Search Committee encourages applicants to highlight any involvement in enhancing diversity and inclusion in their previous institutional environments. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlined in the Saint Mary's University Collective Agreement: agreements.html#d.en.45147

The International Development Studies Program will start reviewing applications on May 11 and it will continue reviewing them until the position is filled.

If you require further information, please contact the IDS Program Coordinator: Dr. Evangelia Tastsoglou, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, International Development Studies Program:

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