Concordia University



Tenure-track position in Global Environmental Politics

Date posted: September 23, 2019 2019
Revised: October 7, 2019
Application deadline: November 15, 2019
Position code: 19_T_POLI_M

The Department of Political Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment in Political Science, with a specialization in global environmental politics. Preference will be given to research on the international political economy of, or foreign policymaking regarding, sustainability or climate change. Applicants must have a Ph.D., or be near completion of a doctoral degree, in Political Science or International Relations. 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. This position builds on existing strengths in Sustainability at Concordia, including the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, the Loyola College of Sustainability and Diversity, and Canada Excellence and Concordia Research Chairs in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities and Sustainability and Climate Change. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to conduct internationally-recognized research, secure research funds, teach and drive curricular development within their respective area(s), and attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia. The ability to fulfill core teaching needs in the undergraduate and graduate (MPPPA and Ph.D.) curriculum is an asset, particularly in research methods. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, however, knowledge of French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications must consist of a:

  • cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • writing sample
  • statement of teaching philosophy/interests,
  • statement of research achievements/interests
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, and should be addressed to the Hiring Committee

As part of a commitment to providing students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation University, all applicants must articulate in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Dr. Elizabeth Bloodgood
Chair, Department of Political Science

Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1M8

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2020. Completed applications should reach the Department by November 15, 2019 at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Bloodgood:

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.

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research excellence and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

About Concordia

Concordia University is recognized as Canada’s top university under the age of 50 and one of the most international universities in the world. With more than 7,000 faculty and staff, and 47,000 students, Concordia enables individuals to grow, contribute and innovate. Located on two campuses in the heart of cosmopolitan Montreal, our faculty and students benefit from state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities and compelling program offerings in our four Faculties, Library, School of Graduate Studies and Centre for Continuing Education. Today’s challenges require new, collaborative, interdisciplinary thinking and action. We are designing a next-generation university that draws on the skills of our faculty and on the strengths of our external academic, private and public sector partnerships to prepare our students and society for what comes next. Our priority is to mobilize cross-sections of experts to translate novel scholarship into real-world applications. We aspire to ask big questions on health, well-being and social responsibility and to find creative solutions that transcend academic boundaries.

Ambitious, innovative, research- and community-engaged, our university is celebrated for its commitments to transformative learning, convergent thinking and public impact. Concordia supports teaching, learning and research by its commitment to sustaining excellence, inclusion and opportunity for the entire academic community. In 2019, Concordia was recognized as a top Montreal employer for the fourth year running. We made the list based on a number of criteria, including pension and benefits, training and development opportunities and the physical and social aspects of the workplace.

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