Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative Political Behaviour Western University, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Science Canada

Department of Political Science
Faculty of Social Science
Western University, London Ontario Canada
Comparative Political Behaviour

The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Science at Western University invites highly
qualified applicants for a full-time Probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or
Associate Professor or a Tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Rank to
be determined based on qualifications and experience. The position will be in the field of Comparative
Political Behaviour with a starting date of July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates who will contribute to the Department’s signature area in Democratic Engagement,
and who have built or are building an international research profile in that area. The successful
candidate will have a PhD in Political Science.

We seek an outstanding individual with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research,
teaching, and service. The candidate should be capable of supervising graduate student research,
teaching graduate and undergraduate students, and securing external research grants. All faculty
members are expected to participate in administrative committees at the level of the department,
faculty, and/or university, including service external to the university.

Western Political Science seeks to be the foremost destination for research and graduate training in
Global Justice, Democratic Engagement and Multilevel Governance. The Department instills in its
undergraduate and graduate students the importance of understanding the power of ideas, and the
consequences that can result when public policy is not based on sound and well-informed decisions.
Students are introduced to great ideas and ideologies, the diverse political institutions in Canada and
around the world, the complex, diverse and rapidly changing nature of international relations, and the
cultural, social, economic, and political ideas that dominate the contemporary world. For more
information, please visit

Since 1978, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of
academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long
opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff
to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a
better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new
ways to make a difference.

Applications should include the following:

1) application form (,

2) cover letter,
3) curriculum vitae,
4) statement of teaching and research interests,
5) copies of publications,
6) transcript,
7) the names and contact information for three referees,
8) employment authorization, if applicable.

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 30, 2017.

This material should be sent to:

Professor Donald Abelson, Chair
Department of Political Science
Western University
Room 4154, Social Science Centre
London, Ontario, CANADA N6A 5C2
FAX: (519) 661-3904

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication
skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed
to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members
of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual
orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and
permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you
require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Leha Huffman at or 519-661-2111, extension 81459.

Posted on Faculty Relations website June 12, 2017.

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