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

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

Political Theory

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 Political
Theory with a starting date of July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates who will contribute to one or all of the Department’s signature areas in Global
Justice, Democratic Engagement and Multilevel Governance, and who have built or are building an
international research profile in one of those three areas. The successful candidate will have a PhD in
Political Science or a related field.

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 policies introduced at various levels of government are 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.

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

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

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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