Assistant Professor, Political Science (Tenure Track)

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F153P
  • Deadline: August 24, 2023 at 11:59 pm

The Department of L’nu Political and Social Studies in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at CBU invites applications for a tenure-track position in Political Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will commence January 1, 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 7000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The successful candidate would regularly teach sections of a Political Science post-baccalaureate Health Care Policy in Canada course. A range of undergraduate political science courses such as public policy in Canada, could also be taught, with a standard course loading of 2-3. Candidates should have an active research record, as demonstrated through conference presentations, academic publications, and successful grant applications. Evidence of community-engaged research would be of interest.

The successful candidate must possess a PhD in Political Science or closely related discipline. Candidates who are in the later stages of their PhD may be considered with the successful completion of the PhD being a condition of employment.

Candidates must have academic expertise and a demonstrated ability to teach Health Care and Canadian Public Policy. A secondary area of teaching and research interest would be in Federal/Provincial/Indigenous Relations.

Special attention will be paid to candidates with insight into the first-year experience of International, Indigenous and Black students.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

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Applications must be received by August 24, 2023.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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