International Development and Global Studies - Tenure-Track Position

University of Ottawa

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-10-17

School of International Development and Global Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa

One Full-Time Faculty Position (open rank)

The Faculty of Social Sciences comprises nine departments, schools and institutes, which offer undergraduate, Master's and doctoral programs in both English and French. With over 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors, and wide array of programs and research centers, the Faculty of Social Sciences plays a key role at the heart of the University of Ottawa. Its graduate students are supervised by excellent researchers and undertake cutting-edge research in the Faculty's Master's and Ph.D. programs.

The School of International Development and Global Studies was created in 2008. With 20 professors, it is Canada's largest department of international development and global studies. The School has over 800 undergraduates and 100 M.A. students and will open an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in international development in 2013. Located in a G-8 capital, researchers at the School are uniquely placed to interact with national and international agencies and NGOs.

The School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for one (1) tenure-track position (open-rank). Priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate expertise and a strong research and publication record in the broad area of development and globalization. Although the School will consider applicants from all development- and/or globalization-related disciplines and geographical specializations, expertise in any of the following areas would be an asset: health, gender, social exclusion, environment, emerging economies.


  • Conducting research and publishing activities
  • Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Supervising Master's and Ph.D. candidates
  • Participating in the University's academic and administrative activities
  • Other activities as specified in the collective agreement

  • Hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field
  • Possess a strong publication and research track record
  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching and research
  • Practical experience or collaboration in international development is an asset.

The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution and all professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences must be actively bilingual (English-French) to obtain tenure. The University of Ottawa offers second-language training to staff members and their spouses.

These are set by the current collective agreement. Tenure-track positions are subject to budgetary approval.

July 1st, 2013

Consideration of applications will begin on November 21, 2012 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.

Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae and a letter indicating their teaching and research experience and interests. They must also indicate their French and English language abilities and submit copies of their principal publications. Applicants must also request that three referees send letters of recommendation under separate cover. All information and letters are to be sent directly to:

Lauchlan T. Munro
Director, School of International Development and Global Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences Building, 120 University, Room FSS8005,
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, K1N 6N5

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, according to government policy, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Equity is a University of Ottawa policy; women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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