Tenure Track Position in Political Science

The Department of Political Science, St. Thomas University, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Comparative Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2019, pending budgetary approval.

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.

The Department of Political Science seeks candidates with a strong ability to teach undergraduate core courses in the politics of the developed and developing parts of the world. The successful candidate will have expertise in the comparative politics of Latin America. The candidate will develop and teach undergraduate courses on quantitative and qualitative methods and the philosophy of social science. Thematic areas of interest should include state failure, political mobilization and participation, and/or political communication. The candidate will also be expected to teach a course on the European Union. The candidate must have demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and be able to cover a wide variety of approaches to the discipline.

A PhD in Political Science or imminent completion is required. Completed applications must include a letter of application that describes the applicant’s teaching experience, scholarly interests and achievements, and potential contributions to the program as specified in the qualifications listed above. The application must also include a curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also submit samples of scholarly work and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Shaun Narine, Chair, Department of Political Science, St. Thomas University, 51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3. Electronic applications may be sent to narine@stu.ca.


Closing Date: November 30, 2018 by 12:00 noon, Atlantic Standard Time or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by the closing date.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.