The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

Date Posted:June 11, 2024
Posting Deadline: September 3, 2024
Department: Political Science and Global Development Studies
Type of Employment: Permanent, Full-Time
Group Affiliation: SMUFU, Rank of Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for a probationary, tenure-track position in Canadian Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2025. Applicants should hold a completed or nearly completed PhD in Political Science. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrable commitment to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and research.

Our dynamic department is currently undergoing an exciting period of expansion and innovation. We seek highly qualified applicants who wish to collaborate in this process and who can enrich our program with rigorous, cutting-edge research and teaching excellence in the field of Canadian Politics, particularly in one or more of the following areas: Charter politics and constitutional law; Indigenous politics; political parties and elections; and race and politics. A capacity to teach courses on provincial, municipal and/or local politics will be considered a strong asset.

Application Details

At Saint Mary's University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Applications are strongly encouraged from candidates who self-identify as Indigenous (L'nu or other First Nation, Métis, Inuit) or as a member of a visible minority / racialized.

If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected].. Teaching loads, employee benefits, and salary scales are governed by the Saint Mary's University Collective Agreement: All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applications should consist of the following (7) items merged into ONE file:

  1. application form (application form link);
  2. cover letter describing how the candidate's areas of teaching and research expertise are relevant to the position;
  3. curriculum vitae;
  4. complete teaching dossier including teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and relevant sample syllabi;
  5. statement of research interests;
  6. one piece of published or ongoing research, as well as links to other papers; and
  7. names and contact information of three academic referees.

Candidates may also include a statement detailing career interruptions or other special circumstances relevant to their applications (one page, maximum). This statement is optional. SSHRC guidelines are detailed in Section 4, at:

The closing date for applications is 4:30pm (Atlantic time), Tuesday, September 3, 2024.

Complete digital application files should be addressed to the Chairperson at [email protected].

Chairperson Political Science and Global Development Studies
Saint Mary's University
EMAIL: [email protected]

For any questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Chairperson at: [email protected].

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