Tuesday, August 02, 2005

University of Toronto

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] Positions in International Relations The Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, and the Department of Social Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough, invite applications for two tenure-stream appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of International Relations. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be near completion. Applicants must also have a strong theoretical orientation, knowledge of the core literature in International Relations, and superior research and teaching abilities. The substantive focus and methodological approach for both positions are open. The appointments will begin on July 1, 2006. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (e.g., an article offprint or conference paper), materials relevant to teaching experience (e.g., course outlines and handouts, student survey results), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. In addition, arrangements should be made for the submission of three letters of reference. Applicants and referees are urged to send these application materials electronically to: Professor Robert Vipond, Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 100 St. George Street, Room 3018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G3 at chair.polisci@utoronto.ca. For submission guidelines, please visit http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/polsci/submissions.html. Position 1: Department of Social Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate International Relations courses in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. There, he/she will teach students enroled in disciplinary programs in Political Science and interdisciplinary programs (such as International Studies, International Development Studies, and/or Public Policy) offered by the Department of Social Sciences. He/she will also become a full member of the graduate Department of Political Science of the University of Toronto and will do graduate teaching and supervision at the St. George campus. Position 2: Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in International Relations as well as do graduate supervision at the St. George campus. He/she will have the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of interdisciplinary programs, including the International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies undergraduate programs, as well as the Collaborative MA in International Relations. The University of Toronto is home to the Munk Centre for International Studies, a leading research centre that houses the Centre for International Studies among a number of research centres and projects related to international and regional studies. To receive full consideration applications and all materials (including letters) must be received by September 15, 2005. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We offer opportunities to work in many collaborative programs, including Aboriginal, Canadian, environmental, ethno-cultural, sexual diversity, gender and women?s studies. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applications will be considered for both positions unless the candidate explicitly states otherwise.


Anonymous said...

The text that follows is verbatim from a thrice-forwarded email apparently written by a faculty member in the economics department at the University of Toronto. It's not precisely clear which of these two positions this information applies to, or if the professor is talking about another, yet-to-be-advertised position.

"the job itself is either based in economics with teaching in polisci, or vice versa. satisfying the economics crowd means the candidate has to have reasonable
technical skills (in their chosen area). this is even true if the person is based in the polisci department, if only because of the teaching requirement. i think the polisci crowd is easier to satisfy than we are, but the candidate should be able to be able to easily converse with these guys (which is not trivial for the game theorists).

what do we have to offer? the economics department has a strong theory group who all have interests in formal political theory (e.g. martin osborne). we also have a good minnesota-style macro group and a large applied labour/public group,

The polisci department is very into country-specific case studies.

Unlike US schools, we can offer a proper currency and a nationalised
health system.

please do tell people about the position - i'm also happy to answer any questions. our chair is still composing the advert, so i'm not sure how we're going to juggle both markets."

Renan Levine said...

Hi. This is not referring to one of the two IR jobs, but to a joint Econ/PoliSci position which is open to sub-field. We are looking for someone's who work and/or methods speak to both economists and political scientists. So, that could be game theorists, that could be someone doing IPE, or policy (or non-IR applicants). The relevant job announcement is at: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/polsci/job_opportunities.htm#PUBECO
The deadline is Nov 22, 2005. If you have questions, you can contact me (see website, I'm the co-director of job placement for our PhDs).