Friday, June 02, 2006

Job Opportunity At SFU

The Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a twelve month limited term appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Canadian politics and government and Quantitative methods. Completion or near-completion of a Ph.D., demonstrable ability to teach quantitative methods, and a well developed research agenda are required. The appointment will be made at the Instructor level in the event that the successful candidate has not yet competed the Ph.D. This colleague will be responsible for teaching four semester-long courses over the twelve month period: POL 201 and 423 [fall]; POL 221 and 321 [spring]. For course descriptions, please consult

The successful candidate will join a department of 24 faculty members, with degree programs at all levels, including Ph.D. Simon Fraser University offers programs to approximately 25,000 students, and is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The main campus of Simon Fraser University is situated on Burnaby Mountain, with sweeping views of the mountains and Greater Vancouver below. As a result of its many cultural and multicultural events, skiing, boating, hiking, favorable climate, and clean, safe environment, Vancouver has consistently been judged among the top three cities in the world in which to live and work.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample and letters of reference from three referees, who should be asked by applicants to send references directly to our department chair. Please send applications to Dr. David Laycock, Chair, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby B.C., V5A 1S6. Applicants must include among their referees one who can comment on their teaching experience and potential. The deadline for receipt of applications and associated materials is July 1, 2006.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All appointments are subject to final budgetary approval.


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