Political Studies - Full-Time Faculty (Political Thought)

University of Ottawa

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-10-08

School of Political Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa

Full-Time Faculty Position (at all ranks)

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 its 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors, and wide array of programs and research centres, 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 Political Studies at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for one (1) tenure-track position.

Priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate expertise and a strong research and publication record in the area of Political Thought, with a specialization in Anglo-American traditions; an active interest in the history of ideas would be an asset. The incumbent should demonstrate the ability to teach in English at the time of hiring. The language of work at the School of Political Studies is French.


  • 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 PhD normally in Political Science, but candidates with a degree from another relevant field may be considered;
  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching and research;
  • Possess a strong publication and research track record.


The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution and all professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences must be actively bilingual 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, 2014

Consideration of applications will begin on November 18th, 2013 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 main 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:

Claude Denis
Director, School of Political Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
FSS Building, 120 University, Room 7005B
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5

Fax: (613) 562-5371
Email: politi@uottawa.ca

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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