Associate Professor / Professor - Comparative Politics

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The Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for one full-time tenure-stream appointment in the field of Comparative Politics. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will begin on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Political Science or a closely related field. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

We are interested in comparative politics scholars who focus on the regions of East Asia or Africa or the Middle East. While subject area is open, we especially welcome candidates whose research focuses on race, conflict, regime change, political violence, state formation/building, resource politics, human rights, or distributive politics. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and intermediate survey courses in Comparative Politics, as well as advanced courses in East Asia or Africa or the Middle East.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence of an internationally competitive caliber, as evidenced by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in leading journals or with leading presses in the field, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished accolades or awards, other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, strong endorsements by referees of high standing, and an outstanding track-record of externally funded research.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship are required and will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.
The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga and will also become a full member of the Graduate Department of Political Science of the University of Toronto, undertaking graduate teaching and supervision at the St. George campus. For further information on the UTM Department and on the tri-campus Graduate Department, see and

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by clicking the apply link below. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (e.g., an article offprint), two comparative politics syllabi (1 graduate and 1 undergraduate), a statement of teaching expertise and interest (1 page max), teaching evaluations, and a statement outlining current and future research interests (2 pages max).

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not 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 must also ask three referees to send confidential letters of recommendation directly via email (on letterhead, signed, dated and scanned) to the Chair, Professor Andrea Olive, at [email protected] by the closing date.

To receive consideration, applications and all materials (including letters of reference) must be received by October 31, 2019.

Please submit attachments in PDF format only. Submission guidelines can be found at: If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

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: UTM: Political Science
Campus: Mississauga
Job Posting: Aug 12, 2019
Job Closing: Oct 31, 2019




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Posted: 8/13/2019
Application Due: 11/11/2019
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