Thompson Rivers University
The Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics in the Faculty of Arts at Thompson Rivers University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, area focus open. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in political studies with the opportunity to develop courses related specifically to their area of expertise, and to contribute to graduate teaching and supervision in the faculty’s newly established Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Justice program. The successful applicant will hold a PhD in political science or related discipline, and have experience teaching courses at the undergraduate level. The department seeks a candidate with an active research program that demonstrates excellence in scholarship through peer-reviewed publications.
Our department offers a BA joint-Major in Economics and Political Studies, as well as Minor in Political Studies (a BA Major in Politics and International Studies is under development), and a wide range of opportunities to engage in scholarly teaching and mentorship activities outside of the classroom, including a thriving annual undergraduate student conference. Assistant Professors at TRU teach five courses during the academic year. The successful candidate will engage in active service work to support and sustain our rich programming, and to contribute to the collegiality of the department, division, and institution.
The Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics is a warm, collegial department that encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and exchange both within and outside the department, and is deeply committed to nurturing a positive, inclusive environment at TRU. We especially encourage and welcome applications from candidates who would contribute to the diversification of our faculty, and who self-identify as a member of an equity-deserving group or groups. We are seeking, in particular, to increase representation by faculty who are Black, Indigenous and other People of Colour in the department, in recognition of the historic underrepresentation of non-White faculty in higher education in Canada, and at TRU. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage diverse student populations. Candidates are invited to describe their lived experience with, and approach to, equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization and Indigenization in their scholarly teaching and service in their application.
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a uniquely comprehensive, student-focused institution built on over 40 years of excellence in post-secondary education and training. TRU’s spectacular main campus is located on the traditional land of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc people in Kamloops, BC and is a mere four-hour drive from Vancouver, in the heart of the southern BC interior. Kamloops offers world class tourism and recreation, excellent cultural, social, and economic opportunities, as well as over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually. TRU is a member of the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia (RUCBC).
A PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline should be held by the time of appointment. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV, research and teaching statements including contact information for three referees. We thank applicants in advance for their interest in the position; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Applications will be reviewed commencing February 6, 2023 and may continue until position is filled.
Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Career website.
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.
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