The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

The International Development Studies Program at Saint Mary's University invites applications for an eight-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2019. The successful applicant will teach five one-semester courses (equivalent to a 3/2 or 2/3 load).

What you'll do


The successful applicant should be able to teach third-year level contemporary issues in development; an undergraduate methods class; a regional specialization course preferably on Latin America, and two other special topics courses (preferably on labour and development and migration and development respectively).

What you'll need


Preference will be given to applicants specializing in critical and social justice approaches to development and the political economy of development. Applicants should hold a PhD (or be ABD and close to completion of the PhD), with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

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

Are you interested?

Work With Us

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.

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.

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

We will start reviewing applications by June 5 and continue the search till the position is filled .

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