Tenure-Track, Public Policy/Law
Wilfrid Laurier University
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the area of public policy or law, subject to budgetary approval. In addition to the Bachelor of Arts program, the successful candidate may also contribute to the Master of Applied Politics program, the Laurier BA/Sussex LLB program, our undergraduate Specializations and Options, and programs at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
Qualifications for the position include a PhD in Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations, or Law. Areas of public policy or law teaching and research specialization may include, but are not limited to: indigeneity, security, social policy, etc. Experience with policy practice, community engagement, or experiential learning would be an asset. Geographic area of expertise is open. Candidates must show excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, commensurate with level of career development.
Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience/excellence (e.g. sample syllabi, course evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, etc.), samples of published work, and contact information (address, telephone, and email) for at least three referees to:
Dr. Andrea Brown, Chair
Department of Political Science
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5
Electronic applications will be accepted until October 23, 2020 at email@example.com.
Applicants can learn more about the Department and current faculty research interests at https://students.wlu.ca/programs/arts/political-science/index.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html .
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 email@example.com.
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.