Assistant Professor, Canadian Foreign and Defense Policy
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor , in the area of Canadian Foreign and Defense Policy . This is a full-time appointment and includes an 80% secondment to the School of Public Policy in the International Policy and Trade area. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

A completed Ph.D. in Political Science is expected at the time of appointment. We are seeking a scholar with an established and active research program in Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy. This individual will have a high level of expertise in quantitative analysis and methodology related to this policy area. This scholar will have publications in quality peer-reviewed journals, along with policy publications and outreach activities focused on dissemination to broader audiences of decision-makers and practitioners. Evidence of an ability to secure external funding is required. The successful applicant is expected to play an important role in teaching courses and supervision of students in the graduate Master of Public policy program in the School of Public Policy, and in the Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts. Service is also expected, for which relevant experience of university administration is desirable. Evidence of excellence in teaching may be demonstrated via a strong statement of teaching philosophy and outstanding teaching evaluations.

The Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy are research-intensive units with high standards in teaching, research and service. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department and School please visit and

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the ' Apply Now ' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications)

Letter of interest
Curriculum vitae
A statement of research interests
Evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness
Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference to be submitted directly to the selection committee at:
Dr. Antonio Franceschet
Department Head, Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary

Questions regarding this opportunity should be forwarded by email to

All applications must be received by February 14th, 2019 at which time the Academic Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications to select applicants to invite for on-site interviews.

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