Job Ad - Limited Term Appointment in International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University

Limited Term Appointment

Assistant Professor

International Development Studies Program



The International Development
Studies Program at Saint Mary's University invites applications for an eight-month position at the rank of
Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2017. The successful applicant
will teach five one-semester courses (equivalent to a 3/2 or 2/3 load),
including the Program's required undergraduate course in research
methodologies, a required course in regional development (preference will be
given to candidates specializing in Asia), and three additional courses. The
Program seeks candidates specializing in critical approaches to development,
the political economy of development, and social justice and equity. Previous
experience working with international students is an asset. Applicants should
hold a PhD (or be ABD and close to completion of the PhD), with demonstrated
excellence in teaching and research. Details on the Program and current course
offerings can be found on our website: 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.


The deadline for applications is May
15, 2017.


Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the
following: 1) a cover letter; 2) a
curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching
effectiveness and course evaluations; 4) one example of recent scholarly
writing; 5) graduate transcripts; and 6) names and contact information for
three referees. Please merge these documents into one PDF file.


Applications are to be submitted online using the CareerBeacon
application system. Applicants should visit, select the position for which they
are applying, and click on the ‘Apply Online Now’ button.


Saint Mary’s University hires on
the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. The
University encourages applicants from qualified women, visible minorities,
Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at


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
350,000 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


If you require further information, please contact the IDS Program

1) Dr. Kate Ervine, Graduate
Program Coordinator, International Development Studies Program:

2) Dr. Rylan Higgins,
Undergraduate Program Coordinator, International Development Studies Program:




Kate Ervine, PhDAssociate Professor, International Development Studies ProgramSaint Mary's UniversityHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada