Tenure-Track Position in Global Environmental Politics at Concordia University

Job Offer Information

Concordia University
The Department of Political Science
Application Deadline
Job Description

The Department of Political Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment in Political Science, with a specialization in global environmental politics. Preference will be given to research on the international political economy of, or foreign policymaking regarding, sustainability or climate change. Applicants must have a Ph.D., or be near completion of a doctoral degree, in Political Science or International Relations. Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. This position builds on existing strengths in Sustainability at Concordia, including the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, the Loyola College of Sustainability and Diversity, and Canada Excellence and Concordia Research Chairs in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities and Sustainability and Climate Change. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to conduct internationally-recognized research, secure research funds, teach and drive curricular development within their respective area(s), and attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia. The ability to fulfill core teaching needs in the undergraduate and graduate (MPPPA and Ph.D.) curriculum is an asset, particularly in research methods. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, however, knowledge of French is an asset.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and should be addressed to the Hiring Committee. As part of a commitment to providing students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation University, all applicants must articulate in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:
Dr. Elizabeth Bloodgood Chair, Department of Political Science Concordia University 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. H1225-17 Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1M8 PoliticalScience.Chair@concordia.ca

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2020. Completed applications should reach the Department by November 15, 2019 at PoliticalScience.Chair@concordia.ca. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Bloodgood: PoliticalScience.Chair@concordia.ca.

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323. Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research excellence and will take them into careful consideration in assessing
applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Concordia 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 individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian
citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

  • Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada