Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics University of Toronto, Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor - Comparative Politics - 1700886

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: Political Science

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Jun 7, 2017

Job Closing: Oct 16, 2017


The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Comparative Politics, in the area of the politics of Russia in comparative perspective. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Candidates must provide strong evidence of research of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by a record of sustained contributions or publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative, competitive and independently funded research program. Evidence of excellence in teaching is required and is demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and strong endorsements from referees. Applicants are encouraged to review the research and teaching profiles of current faculty members. Please visit our home page: Department of Political Science

The successful candidate will undertake undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities on the University’s downtown (St. George) campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact Sari Sherman at All application materials should be submitted through the University of Toronto’s online application system. Submission guidelines can be found at

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the Chair of the Department of Political Science, Professor Antoinette Handley, via e-mail at by the closing date, October 16, 2017.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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

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