Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics University of British Columbia Canada

Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics


The Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Comparative Politics of the Developing World at the level of Assistant Professor, effective 1 July 2019. 


We are seeking applicants with strong research records appropriate to a research-oriented doctoral program and demonstrated ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching.  Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate levels in Comparative Politics with a focus on the developing world and/or global south.  Candidates must have a PhD or will have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2019.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research leading to publication, effective teaching, graduate supervision, and service.


The programs, faculty research interests and general activities of the Department of Political Science are found at .  The University of British Columbia's main campus is located in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Applications must be submitted to Required documents include a c.v., a description of current and future research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of their ongoing research preferably in the form of published material. Applicants must also arrange to have three signed and confidential letters of reference sent by email to Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


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


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