University of Regina

Location: Saskatchewan

Date posted: 2020-11-26

Advertised until: 2021-01-25

The Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Regina seeks to hire a political scientist at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with teaching and research interests in the area of Gender and Politics. The anticipated date of commencement is July 1, 2021.

The successful applicant will be comfortable with interdisciplinarity, demonstrate a strong research profile, and be a committed undergraduate teacher. The department would be particularly interested in applicants whose expertise in gender intersects with one or more of the following areas: Indigenous Politics, Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, or International Relations.

The Department is methodologically pluralistic and welcomes teaching and research that draws on a wide range of methods and approaches. It offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degrees in Political Science as well as in its interdisciplinary International Studies program. It also partners in the offering of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. The department has roughly 200 majors across its programs and five full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty (including one located at Campion College, federated to the University).

A 2020 external review of PAIS reported:

“[F]aculty members are productive research scholars and engaging teachers. Indeed, for such a small department, the research output is impressive. The department clearly sees research as part of its mandate, with faculty acting as true Teacher-Scholars. PAIS is a remarkably dynamic and collegial department. This energy and collective good will provides an excellent foundation on which to build and develop the department. The department has an excellent working relationship with other cognate units, including those involved in the International Studies program and its partners in the PPE program.”

For more information on the Faculty of Arts, please refer to Information about the Department and its programs is available at

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

All applications must be submitted per instructions posted at

Applicants must electronically submit:

A covering letter that outlines their qualifications, their research and teaching interests; a current curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; sample course outlines; article length writing sample; unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (please note: if successfully short-listed for an interview, official transcripts sent directly from the post-secondary institutions will be required); names and contact information of three references (please note: if successfully short-listed for an interview, letters will be requested).

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be asked to have original transcripts and confidential letters of reference sent directly by the referees to: Faculty of Arts Dean’s Office, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S 0A2. Email: [email protected] 

Academic enquiries may be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Tom McIntosh; tel. 306 585 4400; [email protected].

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. In order to alleviate the under-representation of women in PAIS faculty positions, preference in hiring will be given to those who self-identify as a woman in the application process. 

Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self identify on their application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.