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Assistant Professor Tenure-Track appointment, Social Entrepreneurship and Global Studies

Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University –The Department of Global Studies invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor Level in Social Entrepreneurship and Global Studies. The position will commence January 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval.

To be considered, applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment; a research and publication record in social entrepreneurship and/or other professional experience in social entrepreneurship; and a record of excellence in teaching, especially at the undergraduate level, demonstrated through evidence of innovative and experiential teaching practices and awards. Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of teaching diverse groups of learners and incorporating equity and inclusion into their pedagogy and practices.

The department is interested in applicants whose research can contribute to one of our three concentrations: Peace and Conflict, Culture and Globalization, or International Development. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in the social sciences and humanities, and to candidates with research interests in gender, Indigenous peoples, climate change and resilience, global and intercultural education, or community development. Candidates must provide evidence of a productive research program and eligibility for graduate faculty status is required.

The duties and responsibilities of the position are as follows:
• Teach core courses in the Social Entrepreneurship Option, such as SE300, SE400, and SE364;
• Coordinate and advise students enrolled in the Social Entrepreneurship Option
• Liaise with the City of Waterloo in managing the CityStudio Program;
• Play a leading role in the ongoing development of C3 Innovation Labs, an innovative hub for experiential learning based in the Faculty of Arts;
• Engage in active service to the Global Studies Department and the Faculty of Arts.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, one sample publication, and a teaching dossier (which should include course evaluations, selected course outlines, and a one-page statement outlining the candidate’s teaching philosophy). Candidates should also provide contact information for three referees (including at least two academic referees).

Applications are to be addressed to:
Dr. Alicia Sliwinski
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Global Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, ON N2L-3C5

Electronic applications will be accepted until August 31, 2020.

Applicants can learn more about the Department and current faculty research at

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and a person of any sexual identities and gender identities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to: Dr. Gavin Brockett, Acting Dean of Arts at Further information on the equity policy can be found at .
Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact the Dean of Arts Office at 519-884-0710 ext. 3361 or at
The Faculty of Arts wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.