Essentials

  • Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Science, at The University of Western Ontario.
  • The Chair will be appointed at the Full Professor level with tenure. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An appointment as Chair will normally be for a five-year term, renewable.
  • Start date: 1 July 2019, or as negotiated.
  • Application deadline: 10 December 2018
  • Click here to visit the department website.
  • Interested applicants should complete the application form for full-time faculty, and email the form and supporting materials to [email protected].
  • Download the job description 

Summary
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Political Science (www.politicalscience.uwo.ca), Faculty of Social Science, at The University of Western Ontario, effective July 1, 2019, or as negotiated. The Chair will be appointed at the Full Professor level with tenure. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An appointment as Chair will normally be for a five-year term, renewable.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline, and provide evidence of research excellence through a record of internationally recognized publication in the discipline’s leading journals and strong endorsements from referees. The preferred candidate’s research program will complement the department’s research strengths (http://politicalscience.uwo.ca/research). The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate skills mentoring students and an outstanding record of teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidate will have administrative experience, be a change agent, a decisive leader and excellent communicator.

Western University is a top-ranked research-intensive university. Situated in the Faculty of Social Science, the Department of Political Science offers full programs for undergraduate, MA, and PhD students. The Faculty of Social Science at Western is experiencing a period of significant faculty renewal having made over 35 hires over the last few years, with approximately 20 more hires anticipated. Since 1878, the Western experience has combined academic excellence with lifelong opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth in order to serve our communities. Western University delivers an academic experience second to none.

Applications should be emailed as PDF attachments to: [email protected].

Applicants should include:

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Karen Foullong at [email protected] or 519-661-2053.