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Limited Term Assistant Teaching Professor in Canadian Public Policy and Methods

Department of Political Science
University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada
Application Deadline: 25 April, 2014

The Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria invites applications for a Limited Term Assistant Teaching Professor in Canadian Public Policy and Methods for the period September 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Canadian Politics and/or Public Policy. The appointee will teach six undergraduate courses over the fall and spring terms (September 2014 – April 2015). The courses can include:

POLI 321 – Introduction to Research Methods in Politics

POLI 339 – The Empirical Analysis of Politics (Seminar)

POLI 350 – Introduction to Public Administration

POLI 351 – Public Policy Analysis

POLI 360 – Canadian Federalism and Public Policy

POLI 364 – Canadian Public Policy

POLI 365 – British Columbia Political Economy

POLI 366 – Canadian Political Economy

POLI 369 – Issues in Canadian Politics: Variable topics


Full descriptions of all course offerings can be found at: http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2013/FACS/FoSoS/DoPoS/PSUnCI.html. The appointee may also be expected to assist in supervising Honours students.

All applicants must send a cover letter and include a personal statement, an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV), and, if available, a teaching dossier that contains courses taught to date and summaries of teaching evaluations. Please include the names of three referees and their contact details with the application and send the completed dossier by e-mail to poliapps@uvic.ca. Attention: Dr. Avigail Eisenberg, Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC, V8W 2Y2.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications must reach the Chair no later than 4PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014.

Senior Research Fellow in Asian Normative Orders

Institute for Social Justice
Australian Catholic University
N/A, Australia
Application Deadline: 28 April, 2014

POSITION TITLE: Senior Research Fellow in Asian Normative Orders
DEADLINE: Monday, 28 April 2014
REMUNERATION & BENEFITS: Total remuneration valued to $126,951 - $137,827 pa, including salary component $107,402 - $116,697 pa (Academic Classification Level C), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

- Initiate and contribute to research into the meaning and practices of Asian normative orders, especially Asian normative conceptions of global life and the governance practices that they inform;
- Demonstrated capacity to seek and secure funding from external bodies;
- Develop projects on sustainability, security, and social justice in the 'Asian Century', by advancing knowledge about the ways in which Asian normative orders contribute to or hinder initiatives for moving toward economic, social, and environmental interactions that promote the well-being of people in ways that are just, equitable, and sustainable.
- Contribute actively to the strategic direction of the research team on Asian normative orders through the development of relevant and meaningful research programs and initiatives.
- Capacity to combine original normative reflection with diverse forms of action research.

1. Possession of a PhD in a relevant discipline.
2. Firm grasp of Asian norms, their traditions, and the governance practices that they sustain.
3. Comparative knowledge of Asian and non-Asian normative orders.
4. Track record of developing viable analytical and policy concepts and ways of thinking about the shifting meaning and practices of international norms in a fragile and unpredictable global life.
5. Demonstrated familiarity with Non-Western, post-colonial, feminist, and/or critical approaches to International Relations Theory.
6. Demonstrated planning and organisational skills, with the ability to manage a number of events/projects at one time, achieve required outcomes, and meet deadlines in a high pressure environment.
7. The experience and vision to foster new initiatives and partnerships.
8. Commitment to teamwork and interdisciplinary research collaboration.
9. A strong record of developing and managing relationships with a range of external stakeholders to the benefit of the research team on Asian normative orders.
10. Distinguished record of research and scholarship.
11. Experience in the supervision of honours and postgraduate students.
12. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to cultural diversity and ethical practice principles, and demonstrate knowledge of equal employment opportunity and workplace health and safety, appropriate to the level of the appointment.

1. Experience in the supervision of honours and postgraduate students.
2. A research publication record.
3. Fluency in one (or more) Asian language will be an asset.

FURTHER DETAILS: Informal enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Emilian Kavalski on (02)9739 2730 or emilian.kavalski@acu.edu.au
TO APPLY: Click on the following link to apply online: http://careers.acu.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=925654&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=6263&lCategoryID=2283&stp=AW&sLanguage=en