Instructor, Canadian Politics



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Job description

Calgary, AB

The Department of Political Science invites applications for an Instructor (2-year limited term) in the area of Canadian Politics. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2020.

The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be teaching undergraduate courses in the Canadian politics subfield and at the introductory level of Political Science. An ability to teach research methods and quantitative political science would be an asset. As part of their responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in service to the department and mentorship of students.

The preferred candidate will hold a PhD in Political Science. They will have a demonstrated ability to teach Canadian politics generally, and in one or more particular areas within the subfield (such as, institutions, parties, elections, public opinion, leadership, gender, or provincial politics). They will demonstrate an ability for instructional excellence in undergraduate teaching.

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic, supportive and intellectually diverse department with high standards in teaching and research. Please visit the Department of Political Science website to learn more about us.

All applications must be received by May 31, 2020.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website

. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

How to apply

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers ( Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  •  Letter of application that details teaching experience and area(s) of scholarly interest
    •    Updated curriculum vitae
    •    Statement of teaching philosophy and a teaching dossier. This should include two sample course syllabi (one for Politics and Government in Canada, and the other for a course of your choice in the subfield) and two sets of course evaluations if available.

Please also arrange to have three reference letters forwarded directly by e-mail to:

Dr. Antonio Franceschet, Department Head
Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

[email protected]

For more information and to apply:

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university–a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude.