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Assistant Professor, Global Equity Studies

Mount Saint Vincent University

Position Rank: Full-time, Assistant Professor
Area: Global Equity Studies
Department: Women’s Studies
Faculty: Arts and Science
Association/Union: MSVUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2024
Location: Halifax, NS

Assistant Professor, Global Equity Studies

The Department of Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing 1 July 2024. This is a full-time tenure track appointment within our department, focusing on the field of global equity studies. We are seeking an innovative scholar with expertise in feminist environmental studies, development studies, and/or sexuality/queer studies, with a strong record of teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in women and gender studies.

The Department of Women’s Studies at MSVU provides various undergraduate and graduate degree options, including, but not limited to, a major, minor, honours within the B.A. option, and an M.A. program. It also proudly houses the endowed Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach and develop courses within our global studies stream and contribute to the advancement of the queer studies minor. Additionally, they will be expected to offer instruction in core courses within our degree options at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as part of the regular teaching load. Demonstrated experience in teaching women's and gender studies at the undergraduate level is required, and experience at the graduate level is considered an asset.

Specific courses will be tailored to the program's needs and the unique expertise of the successful candidate. Applicants are strongly encouraged to highlight areas of teaching and research interest that complement the department's focus on global equity studies, such as, but not limited to:

• Feminist perspectives on international development, social justice, and equity.
• Gender, sexuality, and environmental politics and activism in a global context.
• LGBTQ+ rights, activism, and representation in international settings.

The ideal candidate will actively engage in collegial service, particularly within the Department, while maintaining an active scholarly and publication record. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or be near completion in Women and Gender Studies or a closely related field.

To apply, please submit a single .PDF document containing the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy/practice/interests), a statement of current and future research interests (including 1-3 sample published articles), a statement of service experience, particularly in women’s and gender studies, and the names and contact information for three references.

Applications must be received by January 7, 2024. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement (please visit All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Please send applications with the subject line "Global Equity Studies" to:
Dr. Maki Motapanyane, Chair
Department of Women’s Studies
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) was established by women for the advancement of women and has social responsibility and social justice at its core. We embrace the diversity of our community and are committed to efforts that enhance equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) across all facets of the University, within our local community, and in society at large. Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and personalized approaches to education, MSVU is located on Canada’s East Coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please visit

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.