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Assistant Professor, Canadian Foreign and Defense Policy, Department of Political Science and School of Public Policy

Job ID: 17211

Updated: January 7, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

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.

In 2018, the University of Calgary was chosen as one of Canada's best diversity employers. The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide staff, faculty, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

The Department of Political Science respects, appreciates and encourages diversity, and we encourage diverse applicants to apply for this position. A number of resources are available on campus to support diversity and inclusion on campus, including two daycares, the Q Centre, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Protected Disclosure, the Native Centre, and the Women's Resource Centre. For more information, please visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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