Assistant Professor

WorkplaceToronto, Alberta, Canada

Assistant Professor

ART Political Science

Competition No. - A111148676

Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

Location - North campus

This role is in-peron

Working for the University of Alberta 

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people--from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Department summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta is one of the most diverse, critical, and well regarded in Political Science in Canada, and has a strong international record of research and teaching. We currently have 21 full-time faculty (of whom 50% are women and 40% are BIPOC), over 400 undergraduate majors, and 65 graduate students across three Masters degrees and a PhD program. We recently added Indigenous Politics as an undergraduate field to our existing areas of Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Gender and Politics, and Political Theory.

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top five research universities, with a large Faculty of Arts that comprises 15 departments across the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. Edmonton is an affordable and welcoming northern capital city with a population of around 1.1 million people and a significant Indigenous presence.

Position summary

The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Position in Indigenous Politics. The teaching load is currently 4 HCE per academic year.

Potential applicants interested in knowing more are invited to visit ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> or to contact the Chair, Cressida Heyes ( The Chair can also connect potential applicants who want to know more about Indigenous scholarship and community at the University of Alberta with colleagues currently working in Indigenous Politics, and with some of the approximately 50 Indigenous permanent faculty and leaders across campus.

In your application, please include a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample of no more than 8000 words, and, for ABD candidates, a long abstract of your dissertation and a timeline for its completion. Only longlisted candidates will be asked for further materials, which will include three confidential letters of recommendation.


An Assistant Professor will standardly work 40% on research, 40% on teaching (fulfilled by teaching 4HCE per year and working with graduate students), and 20% on service (to their department, theuniversity, and the profession).


  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply, and will hold a PhD in Political Science or a related discipline, or expect to complete this degree by spring 2024.
  • The expected appointment date is July 1 2023, but this can be deferred until as late as July 1 2024.
  • The Department welcomes applications from all candidates whose research is centrally concerned with Indigenous Politics, globally understood.

*The position will remain open until filled, but review of applications will begin on November 21, 2022.

How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 34691.