Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Political Science in International Law and Society
Last updated: April 7, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Job title: Limited Term Appointment in the Department of Political Science in International Law and Society
Date posted: April 7, 2021
Application deadline: May 5, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled
We are seeking candidates with a strong teaching and research record in the areas of International Law and Politics. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be granted a subsequent appointment, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent appointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years. They are normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. Preliminary course assignments for this position are as follows: Introduction to International Relations; Development of Western Legal Systems; Human Rights and International Law; and International Public Law. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per term.
Qualifications and assets
Successful applicants must be qualified to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs. A completed PhD, or one near completion, is necessary. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is a key attribute by which qualified candidates are ranked.
How to apply
Applications should be addressed to Elizabeth Bloodgood, Chair, Political Science, and submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by May 5, 2021, but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2021.
Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:
- teaching about underrepresented populations
- mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
- committee work
- offering or organizing educational programming
- participation in training and workshops
Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.
Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at email@example.com or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.
The Department of Political Science is one of the largest in Canada, with more than 1,450 undergraduate and 250 graduate students, covering a diverse array of theoretical and methodological approaches to all five of the subfields of Political Science. We host active research centers for the study of immigration policy, ageing policy, and political values as well as have strong connections to the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, the Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, the School for Community and Public Affairs, and the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies.
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