McMaster University

McMaster University

Academic Posting in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Political Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2014. The successful candidate must have a program of research in political theory and be able to contribute both to the undergraduate and graduate programs.   At the undergraduate level the appointee will be expected to contribute to a second year course on the history of political thought and in an area of their expertise.  At the graduate level the candidate should be able to contribute to the Masters in Political Science and the PhD programs in Comparative Public Policy or International Relations.   The appointee will also be expected to carry out an independent research program yielding significant peer‑reviewed publications and compete successfully for external funding to support this research program.  Further information on the Department of Political Science can be found at

Preference will be given to candidates with a completed PhD in Political Science or its equivalent, but candidates who are near completion may also be considered. Applications including a curriculum vitae, a representative sample of academic writing, three letters of reference (may be sent directly by referees) and teaching dossier including teaching evaluations, outlines for a graduate level political theory course and an undergraduate political science course should be sent to:

Dr. Shafiqul Hoque, Chair
Department of Political Science
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4M4

Consideration of applications will begin November 8, 2013

Posted: October 8, 2013

Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247).
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