Limited-Term Appointments in the Department of Political Science
Last updated: March 20, 2023, 11:50 a.m.
Job title: Limited Term Appointment, Department of Political Science
Date posted: March 14, 2023
Application deadline: May 1, 2023
Advertised until: Position is filled
Limited-term appointment positions at Concordia are full-time faculty positions of between 9.5- and 12month duration (the annual salary is pro-rated in the case of shorter contracts). The incumbent is responsible for teaching six (in the case of a 9.5-month contract) or seven three-credit courses per year, and for some administrative and other service roles within the academic unit. Up to two subsequent 12month appointments may be possible, subject to satisfactory job performance, academic unit need, and budgetary approval.
The Department of Political Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for up to five limited-term appointments, to begin on August 1, 2023, in:
International Relations (23_LTA_POLI_M)
Comparative Politics (23_LTA_POLI_M2)
Public Policy and Public Administration (23_LTA_POLI_M3)
Canadian/Quebec Politics (23_LTA_POLI_M4)
Political Theory (23_LTA_POLI_M5)
For the position in International Relations (23_LTA_POLI_M), we are seeking candidates with a strong teaching and research record in the areas of International Law and Politics. 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. This position is subject to renewal and priority is given to the incumbent.
For the position in Comparative Politics (23_LTA_POLI_M2), we are seeking candidates with a strong teaching and research record in the areas of Comparative Politics and/or Comparative Public Policy. Preliminary course assignments for this position are as follows: Introduction to Comparative Politics, Public Policy and the Politics of Equality, and Comparative Social Policy. This position is subject to renewal and priority is given to the incumbent.
For the position in Public Policy and Public Administration (23_LTA_POLI_M3), we are seeking candidates with a strong teaching and research record in the areas of Public Policy and Public Administration. Preliminary course assignments for this position are as follows: Advocacy Groups and Public Policy; Government and Business in Canada; Theories of Public Policy and Public Administration; and Issues in Canadian Public Policy. This position is subject to renewal and priority is given to the incumbent.
For the position in Canadian/Quebec Politics (23_LTA_POLI_M4), we are seeking candidates with a strong teaching and research record in the areas of Canadian/Quebec Politics with the ability to teach Quantitative Research Methods. Preliminary course assignments for this position are as follows: Introduction to Canadian Politics; Canadian Political Parties; Quantitative Research Methods; and Research Methods.
For the position in Political Theory (23_LTA_POLI_M5), we are seeking candidates with a strong teaching and research record in the History of Political Thought. Preliminary course assignments for this position are as follows: Introduction to Political Theory; Hellenistic, Roman and Medieval Political Philosophy; and Media, Technology and Politics.
Qualifications and assets
Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals in their letter of application. These will be carefully considered in the assessment process. The Department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic functions of the university, proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, including reading and grading student work in French, is an asset.
Successful applicants must be qualified to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs. A completed Ph.D. in Political Science or related discipline, or one near completion, is necessary. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is a key attribute by which qualified candidates are ranked.
How to apply
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applicants must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Electronic applications should be addressed to: Daniel Salée Chair, Political Science, and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. They must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees. Applications should be submitted by May 1, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2023.
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.
Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience might 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
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.
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Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.