The Development Studies Program at Francis Xavier University invites applications for a nine month limited term position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing September 1, 2018 (subject to final budgetary approval). The DEVS program at StFX grows out of the rich tradition of the Antigonish Movement, a social movement that was grounded in community-based social and economic development. It gives students the opportunity to work with University faculty as well as development professionals from the Coady International Institute. Applicants must have a PhD as well as relevant teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with publications. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three interdisciplinary development studies courses per term, including introductory courses as well as upper level undergraduate courses on Globalization and Theories of Development. Disciplinary background and area specialization are open, but candidates should have a demonstrated capacity for interdisciplinary teaching and research and be able to draw on examples from a variety of geographical locations outside of their area specialization.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application outlining their interests and suitability for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching performance (e.g., teaching evaluations) and two confidential letters of reference directly to: Dr. Jonathan Langdon, Coordinator, Development Studies Program, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Electronic submissions (preferably pdf) are encouraged. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 10, 2018.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you are selected for an interview for the advertised position, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency is required. StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minority groups.