Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of New Brunswick Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Academic Employment Opportunity 19-41

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: Closing date for receipt of applications is May 4, 2020.

The Department of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Canadian politics with a specialization in public policy. Area of policy expertise is open, but we particularly welcome applicants researching public policy as it relates to one or more of the following: Indigeneity, gender, race, class, the environment, and health.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching; a strong research agenda with a record of, or potential for, scholarly publication; and the willingness to participate in collegial service.

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. or be close to completion of a Ph.D. in political science. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials, including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of undergraduate courses, including introductory courses in both Canadian politics and public policy as well as specialized upper-year courses in public policy; to teach and supervise graduate student research in the department's MA program; to maintain an active research program; and to contribute to departmental, faculty, and university service.

As appropriate given the candidate's teaching and research agendas, there may also be the opportunity to teach and supervise in the Faculty of Arts interdisciplinary programs of Law and Society and/or Gender and Women's Studies.

Closing date for receipt of applications is May 4, 2020.

Applications must include: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) statement of research interests; (3) statement of teaching interests and evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) a scholarly writing sample. Three confidential letters of reference should be forwarded directly by the referees.

Application packages should be submitted to the Chair of the Department of Political Science, Dr. Donald Wright via email to Zabrina Hamilton, Administrative Assistant, Department of Political Science:

For further inquiries about the position, please contact: Dr. Donald Wright at

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

For further information about the UNBF political science department, please see our website:

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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