Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Global Politics of Race

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Department: Political Science

Date Posted: October 5, 2022
Deadline: November 2, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-70

Position Description:

The Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track probationary appointment in the Global Politics of Race at the rank of Assistant Professor. The substantive focus with regards to race is open; however, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching and research in the fields of Comparative Politics and/or International Relations. Teaching ability and/or research expertise in research methods and/or political theory would be a significant asset.

The successful applicant will contribute to teaching in our undergraduate program. Depending on specific areas of expertise, these could include POLS 1500 – World Politics; POLS 2100 – Comparative Politics; POLS 2200 - International Relations; POLS 2650 – Research Methods and Political Inquiry; POLS 3650 – Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis, and POLS 4720 – Topics in International Relations. There will likely also be the opportunity to develop a new course on the Global Politics of Race.

In addition to teaching these and other related courses in Political Science at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to other dimensions of the Political Science program, such as the MA program in Rights, Justice, Citizenship, and Identity and the field of Gender, Race, Indigeneity, and Sexuality (GRIS) at the doctoral level.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or be ABD in Political Science or a related discipline with an excellent research record and demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching commensurate with their experience.

The Political Science Department at the University of Guelph offers a BA, MA, and PhD in Political Science and a BA in Justice and Legal Studies. The Department co-administers the BA and MA programs in Criminal Justice and Public Policy and collaborates with other interdisciplinary programs such as International Development (BA, MA/MSc, PhD), Environmental Governance (BA), One Health (BSc, MSc), and Sexuality, Gender & Bodies (BA).

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on November 2, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) documentation supporting the potential for outstanding teaching; and (5) a writing sample. In addition, three letters of reference in support of the application should be sent directly by the referees. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Tamara A. Small
Acting Chair
Political Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: pols.chair@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion (https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9) is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.