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Probationary (Tenure-Track) Appointment in Canadian Politics

Department of Political Science

Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.

As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best-possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.


The Department of Political Science at Huron University College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Canadian Politics to commence 1 July 2022.  The department is interested in applicants who are open to interdisciplinary approaches to the study of politics including but not limited to such areas as gender and feminist studies, indigenous studies, transnationalism and diasporic studies, as well as those who can indicate how they will contribute to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion at the College.


Applicants should demonstrate a willingness to incorporate experiential pedagogy into their courses. The ability to teach a course in qualitative research methods will also be considered an asset. Huron University College has a strong commitment to both teaching excellence and active research engagement. Candidates with teaching experience will be given preference, and the successful candidate will have a completed PhD before the appointment begins and provide evidence of a strong research programme.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement describing past research programmes and future research plans
  • Contact information for 3 referees

Applications should be emailed to: Dr. David Blair, Chair, Department of Political Science at Huron University

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The closing date for receipt of applications is November 30, 2021, at 11:59pm.

Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or at