University of Alberta

Contract Instructor

ART Political Science

Competition No.  -    A111132206
Closing Date  -    May 01, 2017

The Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta invites applications for a Contract Instructor in Political Theory (eight-month teaching contract starting fall term 2017). The instructor will teach six semester-long courses (3 in fall /3 in winter) including undergraduate courses in theory covering historical and contemporary material and a range of approaches. In some cases, an undergraduate course is twinned with a graduate course. 

The successful candidate will become part of a vibrant teaching/research community and will have the opportunity to shape the courses to be taught.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online by submitting:

  • Cover letter      
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy (Attach under “Statement of Teaching/Research Interests” option)
  • Summaries of previous teaching evaluations, if available (Attach under “List of Publications” option)
  • Summary of research activities    
  • Names and contact information of at least two references, including one who can speak to the applicant’s teaching abilities.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science with specialization in political theory, or closely allied degree, completed by August 31, 2017.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Dr. Lois Harder, Chair, Department of Political Science, lois.harder@ualberta.ca

Deadline for application: May 1, 2017.


Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Contract Academic Staff: Teaching Agreement (CAST).

How to Apply

Apply Online

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.