Assistant Professor in Canadian Politics
University of Alberta, Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor in Canadian Politics

Department of Political Science

Competition No. -


Closing Date -

Sep 30, 2019


The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Canadian Politics. The Department seeks candidates with an excellent record of scholarship in Canadian Politics, especially those whose area of expertise concerns institutions and/or policy studies, broadly conceived.


Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: energy/environmental politics, Indigenous politics and policy, the politics of gender and sexuality, the politics of the North, migration studies, and citizenship and human rights. An ability to teach courses in qualitative or quantitative methodologies, and experience with experiential learning are assets.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply.  This position is restricted to those with a PhD in Political Science, or a related cognate discipline. Evidence of collaboration with the public sector and/or a policy community, broadly conceived is particularly welcomed.


To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.


The Department of Political Science is one of the most diverse, critical and well-regarded departments of Political Science in Canada, and has a strong international record of research and teaching.  We currently have 23 full time faculty, 3.5 full time administrative staff, over 400 majors and 60 graduate students.  Faculty members work in the cognate fields of Political Science (Canadian Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and Gender and Politics) and Indigenous Politics is an emerging field and strength.  Scholars interested in knowing more about our department are invited to view our Home Page ( or to contact the Chair, Catherine Kellogg (

How to Apply


Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.


The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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