Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship at Saint Mary’s University in International Development

The International Development Studies Program at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2021. We are seeking applicants with research expertise in labour and development, as well as a regional specialization in Africa (West, Central, East, South, or North). We welcome candidates with a critical approach to work and labour rights, broadly defined, in diverse settings, whether urban or rural, formal or informal, public or private, local or transnational. Research experience in the areas of global labour studies, social reproduction, and South-South trade and investment, as well as lived experience, are considered additional assets. The preferred candidate will specialize in critical approaches to development and the political economy of development.

Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated track record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to those demonstrating significant promise in scholarly research. Candidates must hold a PhD in a related social science discipline. The application package is expected to include in a single PDF file the following documents 1. Curriculum Vitae; 2. Writing sample; 3. Recent teaching evaluations (of the last three to five years); 4. List of three referees with complete contact information; 5. Graduate transcripts; and 6. Cover letter addressing research areas and directions, teaching philosophy and service to the discipline and/or community at large. The package is to be addressed to the Selection Committee Chairperson, International Development Studies Program, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3 (email: IDS@smu.ca). The successful candidate will be cross-appointed to a Department (secondary unit) at Saint Mary’s University.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

The International Development Studies Program offers degree Programs at the undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD levels, making it the largest interdisciplinary Program at Saint Mary’s University. Saint Mary’s is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located near to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

The application deadline is March 15, 2021 at which time consideration of applications will commence and continue until the position is filled.