Saturday, December 03, 2005

McMaster University

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Academic Job Posting: Global Social Policy

The Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or junior associate professor level whose focus will be Global Social Policy. The field of global social policy examines the degree of globalization of social policy, the social content of global politics and the impact of globalization on nation-state social policies. It includes topics such as: the impact of supranational organizations on the making of national social policy; policy developments favouring global social redistribution of resources; global social health policy-making; transnational labour regulation; global social provision and empowerment; the role of international civil society (transnational social movements and international NGOs) in social policy areas; and the role of the business world in shaping the global discourse on social policy and development.

The candidate should be capable of effective teaching and supervision at the graduate level in the Social Science Department such as, but not limited to, Economics, Political Science, Social Work or Sociology, and be able to provide a course on global social policy for the interdisciplinary MA in Globalization Studies offered by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC). The candidate must also be able to contribute effectively to the undergraduate programme in their disciplinary home Department.

The candidate should have a PhD or be near completion and show promise of excellence in teaching and research. The Faculty expects the person who takes up the position to engage in an independent research programme yielding significant peer-reviewed publications. McMaster has an innovative and extensive Globalization research program housed in the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition and is the current home of the journal Global Social Policy. The successful candidate?s programme of research should be complementary to international research initiatives such as the Globalism and Social Policy Programme.

An application, including a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a teaching dossier (including an outline for an undergraduate course and an interdisciplinary graduate course in Globalization Studies) and a copy of a recent publication or paper should be sent to:

Dr. Robert O'Brien, Acting Director, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4.

Deadline for applications: December 15th, 2005

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.