Assistant Professor - International Relations

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Job FieldThe Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of International Relations. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Applicants are encouraged to review the research and teaching profiles of current faculty members. Please visit our home page (Department of Political Science to learn more about us.

Candidates must provide strong evidence of research excellence of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by a record of publications in leading outlets in the field or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative, competitive, independent, and externally funded research program and to pursue outstanding research at the highest international level. Evidence of excellence in teaching is required and is demonstrated by a teaching dossier, to include a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. The successful candidate will undertake undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities on the University’s downtown (St George) campus.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, article-length writing sample (approximately 10,000 words), teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Because we seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity, candidates are also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of their contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover (but need not be limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the Chair of the search committee in the Department of Political Science, Professor Antoinette Handley, via e-mail at [email protected] by the closing date, October 10, 2019.

All application materials should be submitted through the University of Toronto’s online application system. Submission guidelines can be found at:

If you have questions about this position, please contact Sari Sherman at [email protected].

All application materials, include reference letters, must be received by October 10, 2019.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: Political Science
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Aug 6, 2019
Job Closing: Oct 11, 2019




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Posted: 8/9/2019
Application Due: 10/12/2019
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