The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2015. The Department of Political Science is looking to strengthen and expand its research areas, and seeks applicants with demonstrated expertise and an ongoing research programme in Indigenous Politics.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of or potential for scholarly research and teaching excellence and will be expected to develop courses in their research area, teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervise graduate students. A commitment to departmental and university service is expected, as is a willingness to engage with the wider community. A completed PhD at the time of appointment is expected.
The Department of Political Science is a dynamic and intellectually diverse teaching and research-oriented department. It is also one of the largest in the Faculty of Arts, with over 500 majors in Political Science and over 300 in its interdisciplinary International Relations Program. Approximately 40 graduate students are enrolled at any given time in its MA and PhD programs. Faculty are also responsible for supervision and teaching in a number of interdisciplinary programs, the School of Public Policy, and the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. For more information go to poli.ucalgary.ca.
The University of Calgary is a young, dynamic, comprehensive research university that has embarked on an ambitious plan to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016. Human Dynamics in a Changing World: Smart and Secure Cities, Societies and Cultures has been identified as a targeted multidisciplinary research theme in pursuit of this goal. Vibrant, diverse, safe and community-minded, the City of Calgary has a population of just over 1 million and is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Applicants should include a letter of application that outlines their current research activities, future research plans and teaching and supervisory experience. Applications should include this letter, along with a curriculum vitae, a sample of published work, statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Arrangements should be made for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded under separate cover. Inquiries and materials (electronic preferred) should be directed to:
Dr. Brenda O'Neill, Head
Department of Political Science
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
Phone: 1-403-220-6710 Fax: 1-403-282-4773
The review of applications will begin October 31st, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.
To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.
To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.
About Calgary, Alberta
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation 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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.