International Studies - Assistant Professor (Conflict and Development)

Simon Fraser University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2014-03-26

Limited Term Assistant Professor Position in Conflict and Development
Simon Fraser University
School for International Studies

The School for International Studies invites applications from candidates in any social science discipline, for a one-year limited term position at the Assistant Professor level, in the field of Conflict and Development, starting in August 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to teach on insurgency and civil war, humanitarian intervention and peace-building at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and must also be ready to teach foundation courses in International Studies. Candidates will be expected to have expertise regarding a region of the developing world. In addition an ability to employ and teach mixed - quantitative and qualitative - methods will be an advantage.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree (or expect to complete by August 2014), promise of excellence in research, and good teaching potential. Applications will be treated in confidence and should include a letter of application with a statement of interest and research and teaching ability, curriculum vitae, and a list of publications. Applicants should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent independently.

All materials should be sent via e-mail only to to the attention of Professor Alec Dawson, Director, School for International Studies, by May 16, 2014. In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified: 2014 Fall LTaP Application, Applicant Name.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ communities. The position is subject to budget approval.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the collection notice at


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