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Assistant Professor, Department of Global and International Studies

University of Northern British Columbia

Assistant Professor
Department of Global and International Studies
Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
Full-time, Tenure-Track
Posting #FAINTS01-21 BW

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Global and International Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2022. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

UNBC’s Department of Global and International Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in preparation for international careers and explores issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Foreign language training and study abroad experiences are incorporated into the program. For more information about the department, please visit our web site at

We seek an individual who has demonstrated expertise in either or both of the following areas: (1) global governance & social justice and (2) global political economy & development. Irrespective of theme, the Department particularly invites applications from those who can provide perspectives from subaltern studies, African studies, the Global South, and/or South-South relations in their teaching and research. The Department of Global and International Studies values diversity and welcomes applications from members of historically and currently disadvantaged groups.

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD (or have completed all the components of a PhD prior to the start date), in a social science or humanities discipline or field, including but not limited to: Anthropology, Geography, Global Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, International Development Studies, Political Science, Regional/Area Studies, Sociology, or Women’s/Gender Studies. Applicants should also have a growing record of scholarly activity, as well as present evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence.

For this position, we seek an individual with an established program of research and related scholarly activity as appropriate to stage of career. Preference will be given to applicants who are substantially grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to both research and teaching and can contribute to teaching and graduate supervision in the cognate fields of Women’s/Gender Studies, History, and/or Anthropology.

The successful candidate will teach INTS 210 (Globalizations) and INTS 700-3 (Research Methods in Global Studies) in the undergraduate and graduate program respectively, in addition to courses in the incumbent’s area of expertise, and will have the opportunity to supervise graduate students in the INTS MA program.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Employment Equity
The University of Northern British Columbia is fully committed to creating and maintaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that is accessible to all. We are devoted to ensuring a welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. This commitment is woven into our motto and mission. In the Dakelh language, UNBC’s motto ‘En Cha Huná translates to “he/she/they also live” and means respect for all living things. Through the respect for all living things, we are able to grow and learn better together, each bringing our own unique individual differences and contributions to inspire leaders for tomorrow by influencing the world today.

Employment equity requires that we remove barriers and overcome both direct and indirect discrimination. In this way, the pool of excellent candidates increases substantially. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, place of origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other prohibited grounds of discrimination as outlined in the BC Human Rights Code.

About the University and its Community
Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.

Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have walked gently on the diverse traditional territories where the University of Northern British Columbia community is grateful to live, work, learn, and play. We are committed to building and nurturing relationships with Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge their traditional lands, and we thank them for their hospitality. UNBC’s largest campus in Prince George is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia.

UNBC’s three regional campuses are located in Quesnel, Fort St. John, and Terrace. The South-Central campus in Quesnel is situated on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dené (Red Bluff Band), Nazko, Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation (Kluskus Band), and Esdilagh First Nations (formerly Alexandria Band). Lhtako, Nazko, and Lhoosk’uz are Dakelh First Nations, and Esdilagh is a member of the Tsilhqot’in Nation. The Peace River-Liard campus in Fort St. John is situated on the traditional territory of the Doig River, Blueberry River and Halfway River First Nations. They are the Dunne-Za people. The Northwest campus in Terrace is situated on traditional Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations. It includes a satellite campus in the coastal community of Prince Rupert.

UNBC consistently ranks in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings. UNBC also recently placed among the top five per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to and Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from the four designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities) as well as the LGBTQ2+ communities and individuals with intersectional identities.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact UNBC Health & Wellbeing at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Applicants should forward the following documents to or mail to Office of the Provost quoting the posting number (#FAINTS01-21 BW):

o cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program;
o curriculum vitae;
o a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program;
o the names and addresses of three references (including telephone and email information); and
o the Statement of Eligibility to Work in Canada form which can be found here:

Mail Submissions:
Office of the Provost,
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way,
Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9
Email Submissions:

Inquiries: Dr. Jacqueline Holler, Chair of the Department of Global and International Studies,, (250)-960-6343.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before January 15, 2022, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.