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Tenure-Track Appointment in Political Science

Algoma University


Algoma University ( has a special mission to be a teaching-oriented university that provides programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and professional programs, primarily at the undergraduate level. We have a particular focus on the needs of Northern Ontario, and a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Indigenous communities and other communities, in keeping with the history of Algoma University and its geographic site. With campuses in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins, Algoma University offers students, faculty, administrators and staff the opportunity to live, learn, study and work together in a diverse environment.

Algoma University invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in International Relations and Comparative Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Political Science program within the Department of Law and Politics, at its Sault Ste. Marie campus, commencing July 1, 2021, or as negotiated. Preference will be given to candidates with a completed PhD in Political Science, International Relations, or a cognate discipline, a demonstrated record of university undergraduate teaching excellence, and published research in the fields of International Relations, Comparative Politics, and/or Global Development. We are seeking a candidate with experience or demonstrated potential in teaching any or all of: World Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Global Governance, Globalization and Development, and Political Economy. Preference will be given to candidates with experience or demonstrated potential in teaching about the relationship between law and politics, as well as flexibility in teaching across academic disciplines and units. Experience with any or all of the following will be an asset: teaching Indigenous, international, and first-generation students; and preparing experiential learning activities. Experience with remote, online, hybrid, and technologically-assisted instruction is desirable.

Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of peer teaching review and/or student evaluations), a research plan (up to two pages) and reprints of up to three significant publications or other evidence of scholarly activity. These materials should be sent to Dr. István Imre, Acting Academic Dean, via Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the same address. The PDF file and reference letters should have file names that identify the applicant. Applications received by 4 pm EDT on March 12, 2021 will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. The successful candidate will be required to provide a Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) as a condition of employment.