Assistant Professor

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Posting #:F 27/2012
Posted:Sep 17, 2012
Employment Status:Probationary, Tenure-Track
Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences
Department:Political Science
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Job Summary

The Department of Political Science at Brock University invites applications for a probationary, tenure-stream position in Canadian Politics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2013.


Applicants must have a PhD in Political Science at the time of appointment. While the area of research specialization is open, the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the areas of multi-level governance or provincial politics, amongst others.

The candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to graduate supervision in the department's vibrant MA program. The Masters program offers courses in five sub-fields of the discipline. Many of its graduates have pursued doctoral studies at major research institutions in Canada and the United States, or have forged successful careers in government, party politics and business in Canada and abroad.


Brock University is a growing, medium-sized university located atop the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula. With 18,000 students and 600 faculty, it is small enough to offer moderate class sizes in seminar settings, and big enough to attract a large international student cohort.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The deadline for completed applications is October 26, 2012. Applicants should submit hard copies only of the following application materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), concise descriptions of current research activity and future research plans, and three letters of reference. These materials should be sent to:

Dr. Livianna Tossutti
Chair, Recruitment Committee
c/o Dorothy Krynicki, Administrative Assistant
Department of Political Science
Brock University
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON Canada
L2S 3A1

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at, and include the complete form with their application.

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