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Department of Political Science – Faculty of Social Sciences


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Department of Political Science
The successful candidate will be joining an active Political Science department with vibrant undergraduate, MA and PhD programs. Applicants are encouraged to consult the department website at for information on the research interests of department faculty and programs it offers.

Job Summary
The Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in International/Global Political Economy at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start July 1, 2022. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program, to teach and supervise at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to build and expand the department’s offerings in International Relations.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  • A completed PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment;
  • An established publication record that indicates promise of research excellence appropriate to their stage of career, and a well-developed research program in International/Global Political Economy.
  • Demonstrated record of teaching excellence (appropriate to stage of career) and ability to teach introductory and graduate level courses in the subfield of International Relations.

Additional Information
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here:

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

Application Deadline and Procedure

To apply, candidates should send the following application materials to

  1. cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. writing sample (no longer than 50 pages)
  4. statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  5. statement outlining how the applicant contributes to diversity and equity in the department

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by referees via e-mail to under separate cover.

Potential applicants who have questions about the position are encouraged to contact the Chair, Scott Watson, at

Deadline for application materials is September 15, 2021.